No, this isn't just wishful thinking for a nation concerned with increasing joblessness. Hiring during a down job market is, if you can afford it, a savvy idea, argues an Inc.com piece.
In short: right now is a "buyers' market"--the normal equilibrium of those looking for jobs compared to the number of jobs is totally out of whack, with job-seekers more willing to compromise on position and on salary than they have been in quite some time. And, once you hire them, they're guaranteed to be especially motivated employees.
Plus, yes, you'll be helping the economy. Think of it as patriotic duty!
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