Where The Jobs Are

Can one think of a kind way to describe the market for jobs in advertising, media and marketing in 2005? “Lackluster” is as cheery as one can get, given a dip in the amount of help-wanted advertising in Adweek last year vs. 2004, which was itself nothing to write home about. (The seeming upturn last month stems from the fact that December 2005 had one more issue than December 2004.) Even as the overall ad economy modestly grows, companies feel no urgent need to raise their head counts.