In today's wonderful edition of The Cynical Girl, Laurie Ruettimann cites that 82% of recruiters find evidence of discrimination against the employed.
This brings up the following conundrum:
1. If recruiters and employers are not looking at the unemployed to fill vacancies, they must be looking at job seekers who are currently desiring to leave their current position, or trying to entice those who may be content at their current job.
2. Wages have stagnated for the past 30 years....see graph:
So, riddle me this Batman, how are vacancies being filled if higher real wages aren't increasing. Or, is the only way to get a wage increase in today's economy is to switch jobs with the expectation, that once the job is secured, one is unlikely to see significant increased in salary for several years? Is pay compression (or even pay inversion) the "new normal?"