Where The Jobs Are

The market for jobs in advertising, media and marketing was erratic last month, judging by the volume of help-wanted classifieds in Adweek. But then, it beats a month that’s uniformly bad everywhere. As the chart shows, the regional ups and downs yielded a national total barely unchanged from that of March 2004. If anyone thinks the ad business will soon regain its pre-recession head count, a month like March ought to disabuse him of that notion.