It’s Time to Hire the Long-Termed Unemployed

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Long term unemployment is devastating. The trauma of a difficult job search can last throughout your career. Recruiters need to focus on what the candidate can control- the skillset, not the gap.

— Adam Karpiak (@Adam_Karpiak) February 3, 2021

Last year at this time, the economy was humming along, with unemployment at 3.8 percent overall and 2.0 percent for college grads. January 2021’s unemployment rate is at 6.3 percent, which means that an awful lot of people who lost their job during the peak of pandemic unemployment are still looking for a job.

If you’re hiring, it’s time to look at some of

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