Amid talk of an upturn in ad outlays, are agencies, media and clients rushing to bring in reinforcements? No, to judge by the volume of help-wanted classifieds in Adweek. Even if workloads rise, the unemployment lines are full of industry veterans who can quickly get up to speed as the need for their services arises. Much as manufacturers have adopted just-in-time inventory practices, the ad business is in a better position than ever to get away with just-in-time hiring.
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