When Wal-Mart is spearheading a manufacturing renaissance in the U.S., you know that the recession is dragging on. Since 2008, many economists have noted that this is the "jobless recovery." I know people who used to have one living wage job, who now have several part-time jobs and are scrambling every month to make ends meet.
Facebook is learning that what people like to chat about when they should be working isn't a very effective way to match ads to eyeballs. LinkedIn on the other hand has a very specific type of advertising structure, and one that works very well: job postings. Is there an ad people want to see more than one promising a better career?