Whale Path recently completed a study of how employers find new hires and reported that a majority of Americans making less than the median U.S. annual compensation of $50,502 actually found their jobs offline!
Here are some of the statistics that jumped out from their research:
- Only 7 percent of jobs paying $25 per hour or less are filled through online sources;
- Personal referrals account for 46 percent of hires for positions paying less than U.S. median income, up from 41 percent in 2008;
- More than half of the employers surveyed cited Craigslist as a low-cost resource for finding and hiring employees.
Does this jive with your experience?
This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.