“What I'm hearing from all the association human resources people I've been speaking with can be summed up in two words: downsizing and outsourcing,” reports Shira Harrington, a senior personnel consultant with the Washington, D.C.-based recruiting firm Positions Inc. Harrington says she's being flooded with résumés from laid-off association meeting planners, while job listings are barely trickling in. “Associations are not downsizing and outsourcing because there's too much fat in the ...

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