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April 11, 2019

Uneasy about the economy, some businesses hold off on hiring

  • Small business owners, especially those who learned hard lessons from the Great Recession about overstaffing, are playing it safe.
    AP Business Writer

    NEW YORK — Samantha Martin does most of the annual hiring for her public relations firm in the first quarter. But not this year — clients worried about a slowing economy are cutting their budgets, and Martin has in turn scaled back her own plans.

    “Our clients are having trouble getting funding and therefore public relations and marketing are the first to get cut,” says Martin, owner of New York-based Media Maison.

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