6:21 am June 21, 2011, by Henry Unger
Is your increased productivity taking a job from someone else?
Despite sales growth, consumer products companies are holding back on hiring, largely because their current workforce is more productive, AJC writer Jeremiah McWilliams reports.
Instead of expanding payrolls, McWilliams writes, consumer products companies are squeezing more Coke or bleach or breakfast cereal from the proverbial turnip.
Meanwhile, AJC reporter David Markiewicz writes that it will be 2014 or 2015 or 2016 before metro Atlanta returns to its pre-recession employment levels.
What’s been going on with your job? Are you working 1.5 or twice as hard to keep it? How long has that been going on? Are you burning out?
Many companies — especially the large ones — are sitting on a pile of cash. What’s it going to take for them to use it to hire more people?
- Henry Unger, The Biz Beat
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