Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Looking up?

Bob Tita and James R Hagerty (WSJ, Jan 21, 2011) says some industrial sectors may be perking.

Parker Hannifin, Johnson Controls, and Rockwell Collins posted healthy results for 2010.

Three down…I mean, up….

They also report having orders in 2011.

Still, according to this, some analysts weren’t thrilled—making more stuff, but making less money on it due to materials costing more.

Are they hiring? Are present employees working more for the same money? Will this keep up or are things finally wearing out and needing replacement?

These are things I would ask.

But I would also advise job hunters to read the business sections (have I mentioned this a few hundred times)—see who is doing better and put in an application.

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