Where the Jobs Are

Spring has not brought much life to the advertising, media and marketing job market. To judge by the volume of help-wanted ads in Adweek, companies in most of the U.S. feel no urgent need to staff up. As pent-up demand goes, demand for new employees is so pent that it might as well not exist. With so many experienced people out of work, the pool of freelancers must be vast—a factor likely to restrain real hiring even as the amount of work picks up. —Mark Dolliver