How is the job market for Senior Designer & Design Director roles right now in the NY area? News reports are of a strong job market but I am not seeing it. And while I am at it - what are going salaries for these positions currently? Thanks in advance for your input!
The reports of a strong job market don’t take into account workforce participation rates. We actually have a lot fewer people working now, than pre-covid. Another thing to consider is that individual industries go into their own recessions. Right now, apparel, accessories and fashion in general is in a recession.
StyleCareers.com is hearing from a lot of employers and recruiters that they have hiring freezes. We’re not seeing a lot of new jobs on our competitors boards either (and we look).
The good news is that our industry is a leading indicator. We’re usually first into a recession but also, first out.
Thank you for the input!
My biggest observation rn is the lack of remote work at the associate level. Lost my job/apartment in 2020 and moved back in with family. I had several steady, remote fashion gigs in 2021-22 but now i’m struggling to find work.
The jobs that do exist are hybrid/on-site, which is fine except I can’t afford to relocate. Companies don’t want to cover moving expenses, so I’m stuck.
Can’t move out with a job, can’t get a job unless I move out. It’s a frustrating catch 22.
Getting ready to sell a kidney or something, idk
Have you found a similar slow down in freelance as well?
I think all work opportunities are slow including freelance.