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Hiring Hardships

The economy may have taken a dive, but that didn't make the talent pool any deeper.

This story appears in the October 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Three years ago, companies were hiring anyone with a pulse. When the economy starts to show signs of life again, it's a given tons of talent will be camping out at your doorstep, right?

Keep dreaming. Some experts on the economy are predicting that this downturn has been providing cover for a looming talent shortage that will be worse than the one we experienced in 1999.

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