Where the Jobs Are

For many months, the market for jobs in advertising, marketing and media was uniformly dreadful from coast to coast. As reflected in the volume of help-wanted classifieds in Adweek, the market now has reached a point (i.e., rock bottom or close to it) at which the volatility is mainly on the upside. This is yielding some regional variation in the data. Even in regions with positive numbers, though, jobs are scarce by the standards of any year other than 2002.