I never will forget the headlines on the first business day of 2016, “Worst Year Ever”. For the entire “election year” hiring remained connected at the hip to consumer confidence levels, which swung directly in proportion to the negativity level of campaign news. On the first business day of 2017, the Dow approaches record highs, oil prices are near their biggest yearly percentage gain since 2009, and last week investors confidently moved $775 million out of taxable bonds, pouring $11.8 billion into the stock market. For SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network, our first New Year’s large job posting package was purchased by a company that had not hired significantly since 2007. And more employers than ever before reached out from their Holiday vacation to discuss their 2017 hiring. Admittedly, there are enough international wild cards out there to keep us all cautiously optimistic, but the fear that consumed 2016 and kept hiring at bay has lifted.
About the SelectLeaders Job Barometer
The SelectLeaders Job Barometer, published since 2006, is the foremost survey of employment opportunities, trends, and hiring practices in the commercial real estate industry.
About the SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network
SelectLeaders powers the Career Centers for 9 premier real estate industry Associations (whose members control or direct 90% of commercial real estate). Jobs are from all sectors and all levels with 29% paying over $100,000. SelectLeaders Job Network offers unequalled access to the Real Estate community. To learn more visit selectleaders.com or visit our Job Network Career Centers: BOMA, CCIM, CREFC, GlobeST.com, NAIOP, NAREIM, NAREIT, NMHC, PREA, Project REAP, ULI, NRHC