Employers across the country are again hiring the jobless in a sudden reversal of hiring freezes, signaling an end to the recession.
"We decided it was about time to hire someone to do the unfinished work around here," said P. R. Person, spokesperson for Megacorp. The widget producer, which laid off 75 percent of its staff in cost-cutting moves in 2008 and earlier this year, was among the major employers announcing it was again hiring today. "Honestly, we could only cut back so far," Person said.
Joanne Blogger, a Michigan writer, noticed the hiring trend in early April. "This is wonderful news," Blogger said. "Too bad it's not true."