At the midpoint of 2010, many people who were looking for jobs at the beginning of the year are now employed. Many people who were laid off a year or two ago due to recession-related cutbacks no longer need to find employment.
However, the unemployment rate is still high and millions of unemployed people are looking for the right job. In addition, many workers who are currently employed feel trapped in their positions because they believe no one is hiring right now. Although employers aren't hiring at the same rate as they were five years ago, they are hiring.