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Job Finder Sites Failing While New Trend Brings High Paying Work


Job Finder websites, no matter how big they may be, have been overwhelmed by the sheer number of resumes posted by desperate job seekers hoping they’ll land a new job in time for Christmas.

Yet the combination of continued strong growth in online retail sales and a preference for big business to outsource work, (instead of the costly burden of direct employment) has created plenty of $25/hr - $75/hr high paying jobs online at recruitment sites like . Both part-time & full-time. And the shocking part, work availability is normally guaranteed.

Job market figures bellow, along with analyst predictions continue to show this worse than expected recession has clearly dwarfed the number of employers offering new work, compared to the number of unemployed looking for work. Statistics also show why many job seekers have been forced to take matters into their own hands by taking advantage of this easily accessed online trend providing not just new hope, but to the surprise of weary job finders, plenty of high paying work with positions still available.

Job Finder Nightmare Statistics

The hundreds of thousands of new jobs that were -not- produced.

* Unemployment rate in July, August, September was unchanged at 9.6% according to national jobs market figures.
* According to Eric Green, TD Securities’ chief U.S. strategist, the U.S. unemployment rate is expected to rise in Sept/Oct to 9.7 per cent. Up from 9.6 per cent in August, with the added number of people looking for work thought to be surpassing the number of employers offering new jobs.
* Initial jobless claims surged again over summer, with 484,000 workers filing for unemployment benefits for the first time.
* Employers announced 41,676 more layoffs in July – up 6% from June according to outplacement firms Challenger, Gray and Christmas, marking the third month in a row of increases. But thankfully they have since dropped to 34,768 in August, with similar bottoming out for Sept/Oct expected.
* According to EuroAlert.Net, things aren’t much different In the whole European Union, with the unemployment rate at 9.6% in August 2010, also unchanged compared with July, and higher than 9.2% in August 2009.
* And according to the ADP National Employment Report, private employers have added an average of just 37,000 new jobs per month over the past six months. At this current rate of jobs growth, it will take a whopping 18.9 years to replace the 8.4 million jobs lost during the first half of this recession.

Meaning, according to analysts, there’s the second half still to go.

Eric Green goes on to say “Despite the ongoing U.S. economic recovery, the labour market has remained mired in its worse slump since the Great Depression and has not kept pace with the tone of the actual performance of the economy, itself disappointing to the downside.”

Job Finder Change? Is Online Retail Trends The Job Finder Saviour?

While companies of all shapes and sizes lay off people like it’s going out of fashion, contrasting all of this is the boom in freelance or paid-per-job work fueled primarily by:

- the continuing strong trends in online retail sales (that seem to defy this recession) on sites like eBay. Being a 3rd party “platform” and not a companies’ own official shopping site, the processing of any order when someone buys their product needs to be done manually.

- the lower cost in outsourcing work to home based workers rather than continuing the traditional but far more expensive practice of employing new people in-house.

Forrester Research findings demonstrate these trends all to well:

Companies are still nervous about employing any significant amount of new staff while the world economy is so fragile.

Job Finder revelation? The very model of employment is under some threat.

It’s generally assumed that direct employment by a big company was more steady, reliable and a secure way to earn a decent living, compared with being an independent worker or freelancer to such companies.

However trends show a reversal to this norm. According to many now enjoying their freedom from day to day financial struggles caused by unemployment, they’re finding this work more reliable and secure than being directly employed by a company.

Job Security has indeed become a myth.

Further more, millions of desperately unemployed who are typing in “job finder” into Google are no longer able to afford the time involved with the rigmarole of search, sort, send resumes, go to interviews, hope and pray. They need money coming in within the next 7 days, not after 3 months of searching, hassling and going to interviews with 500 other people for the same position.

Such is the recession.

This is why traditional jobs (and traditional job sites) are failing to provide the “quick job income” searchers are looking for. In contrast, reliable in demand paid-per-job arrangements by small & large companies (including fortune 500) is booming.

In a nutshell, low hourly rate “staffing” is out, high hourly rate never-ending freelance work is in, (at least for the long duration of this recession it would seem).

One of the contributing factors as to why the unemployment rate in July/Aug/Sep was unchanged at 9.5% is because of this cheaper alternative to outsource a lot of work. Mostly to workers based at home.

Are Paid-Per-Job arrangements the perfect temporary (or even permanent) “fix-it” for the unemployed?

More unemployed are using paid-per-job arrangements as a temporary and badly needed reprieve from their no income struggles. Weekly incomes of over $750 have been commonly reported, without even having to work full-time hours. And they’re using this strong trend in paid-per-job availability to ride out the recession. Simply working from home saves workers an average of $200/m in commuting costs.

As briefly mentioned, a leading example of what job seekers are jumping onto thanks to robust online retail sales is, processing orders on 3rd party shopping sites like eBay, where huge multi-nationals are avoiding the extra expense of hiring, training, paying the usual extra overheads, employee benefits etc, and other operating costs that come with having a huge staff.

Even Fortune 500 companies are taking advantage of the lower costs of outsourcing this task to anyone with a computer & internet connection.

In this situation, they pay between $3 to $5 per order processed. And since a order listing only takes 4 to 5 minutes to process, and they easily process 14 -15 listings each hour, this is making the common hourly rate $45 - $75 per hour.

And so at present, they can’t find enough people to process their orders to take full advantage of the online shopping trends. It’s hard to say how long this will be the case. But it sure isn’t showing any signs of slowing. Though Jonathan Bryce from says they are limiting the number of available spots for each zip/postal code.

These same companies don’t provide the short training required, or invest resources to actively seek out a job seeker. They leave that to 3rd party job recruiting companies like and their certification partner Home Employment Agency, who certainly appear to be the leading recruiters for getting into these comfy high-paying home-job positions.


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