Workers describe what it’s like to job hunt

It’s an anxious time for the tens of thousands of recently laid-off workers now hitting the job market amid inflationary pressures and recessionary concerns. When they are looking for a new job, they are competing with fewer openings, hiring freezes and competition from all those suddenly unemployed.

A change in the atmosphere is felt.

Pleasanton resident Nilesh Bhandare, 39, is a data engineer at Twitter. He was surprised that his position was eliminated under the new owner
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last week half of the staff, since the work of Bhandare was integral to the company’s business.

He saw a dramatic turnaround in what was available in the labor market. While many recruiters have approached him, only about 20% focus on full-time positions. The rest are looking for contract workers – who are easier to release. The last time he hunted for a job, the situation was reversed, with a preponderance of full-time positions.

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