Job Availability

Question: Are you seeing a lot of openings for full-time, "permanent" jobs? Are you finding a lot of opportunities for contract work? Date: 01/07 Responses: Overall, most of us are seeing opportunities out there. Individual responses relating to full-time work include the following: More and more lately. Things have really picked up in the last 6 months or so. Some. The demand is the highest I have seen in several years. I'll say 50/50 permanent/contract based on the job boards coming through my inbox (BWA, STC, referral work--all contract btw, and Andrew Hudson's PR job list--includes writing gigs and perm jobs for business and marketing communications. Individual responses relating to contract work include the following: Yes, I’m turning down work every month. At decent-to-good rates, too. Yes indeed. My business opportunities have really taken off in the last 3 months or so, to the point where I have started to hire subcontractors (rather than work as a subcontractor, which is where I was last spring). I have never worked so hard in all my life--'06 was my best year ever. All my work has been repeat business up until the first week of '07 where I got two new clients from referrals and a gig I had to turn down (dang!) because my schedule was too full.