Mr$. Bonddad is the HR director and an architectural firm in Houston.
1.) Last Friday she went to a recruiter event at an architectural school. Last year there were 26 firms; this year there were 6. And none of them were hiring.
2.) Her firm recently placed an advertisement from an administrative assistance. Last year she would have received between 50 and 100 resumes. This year she received 700.
This is one person's experience in a large city. But......