[ 2005-01-18 09:01 ]
years of being downsized, the white-collar workforce is now on the rise.
Companies are hiring engineers, lawyers, accountants, and computer
whizzes. With a pickup in mergers and continued low interest rates, there
is demand for finance specialists. And in an indication that this type of
hiring is likely to continue, demand is growing for recruiters.
Hiring the shirtsleeve crowd represents a shift in the economy toward
higher-paying jobs and a more skilled workforce. It also indicates that
some companies that squeezed their middle managements four years ago are
starting to rebuild them.
"It's a sign that companies … are not as worried that their fortunes
will disappear at any moment," says John Challenger, an employment expert
at the Chicago-based outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray &
Christmas. "It means they are confident enough to take on more risks, more
hiring of skilled people to grow their business."
spectators（衣着随便的观众）；a shirtsleeved orchestra.（一个衣着随便的交响乐团）；shirtsleeve
politics（直来直去的政治）；a shirtsleeves conference（非正式会谈）等。