Friday, December 12, 2003

Landing Qualified Newbies, Let Us Count The Ways

As the end of 2003 approaches, fewer people are wincing with dread for the coming year. The economy expanded in the third quarter at a 9.4% annual rate, the fastest growth in 19 years. The Dow is back around where it was right before the bubble and the subsequent burst. Leading research firm International Data Corporation is predicting that IT spending will grow 5% next year. And, yes, companies are even thinking about adding a few more bodies to payroll.