While we were beset by unrelenting negative news portending imminent doom, a surprising thing happened—things got better much quicker than anyone could have imagined. According to Reuters, “U.S. job openings rose to a two-year high in February.” The number of job openings increased to 7.4 million at the end of February. Remarkably, it’s over 5% higher than pre-pandemic levels.
The speedy rollout of vaccines, trillion-dollar stimulus packages from the federal government, effective monetary policies initiated by the Federal Reserve Bank and states loosening up rigid restrictions have created an economic and job recovery boom. Just last month, nearly one million new jobs were added, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
There are predictions that this hiring boom is real and will last. As