My old company wants to add 200 people in 2015:
A Chicago consulting firm plans to hire 200 people this year, a one-third expansion of its staff, to keep up with increased business from middle-market companies needing help with business and technology strategies.
The 200 new hires will be primarily project managers and experts in banking, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and energy and utilities.
Of West Monroe’s 600 current employees, 400 work at the Chicago headquarters, which the company is expanding by 8,000 square feet, bringing the total space to 50,000 square feet, primarily to handle the expansion of a call center in which technologists solve clients’ problems.
Well, 200 new employees are a lot to absorb. I'm still absorbing it myself. I may have a more considered reaction later, but at the moment, I'm wondering where they expect to find 200 qualified people in the current environment.
I'll be watching this closely.