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Is the hiring slowdown over? I contacted a few firms to inquire about lateral opportunities in late June/early July and was asked to check back in the fall due to hiring freezes. I wonder if I should reach back out or if it's too soon. The news about Skadden's staff layoffs this morning makes me think it's too soon.

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Very practice group dependent. And the layoffs so far are mainly staff, which makes sense, with everyone WFH I’m sure staff have much less to do (although the whole situation sucks obviously). I’d reach out again in the next few weeks/Q4 if they said fall.

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Things are getting better, but it does depend where you are located. It’s definitely not as bad as it was.

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not over, but still very slow.

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I’m a recruiter and the hiring market is very strong — lots of my clients dying to hire!

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What state(s)? I’m dying to work!

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Depends where you live. My city is still in a pretty bad hiring freeze.

Nowhere near as populated.

I’m in Atlanta and hiring seems to be picking back up with both boutiques and big law

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I am a recruiter in California and have made many placements over the last several months. I have found that hiring has definitely picked back up in California but is slower to rebound in other markets.

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