Are temps stealing our marketing jobs?

Economic tough times are forcing companies to tighten more than just their budgets. To cut back on spending, more and more marketing jobs are landing on the chopping block.

Full-time positions in marketing departments are increasingly being filled by more experienced short-term employees, according to a recent Workforce article.

With a growing number of retired Baby Boomers taking up consulting positions and an economic downturn expected to last through 2009, expect to see more full-time marketing positions get the boot as companies continue to cut costs.

“A trend tracker on Indeed.com, a search engine that scans U.S. job listings throughout the Internet, shows a sharp spike since May on listings that include the word “temporary” in ads seeking marketing managers, directors and researchers.”

Experts see the surge coming from an array of marketers, across old and new media.

Read the article for a full rundown of the scary growing trend.

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