Ghost Jobs: A Real Economic Problem That Hurts The Jobless

Knight Writer
4 min readMay 28, 2023
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A Deep Examination of Ghost Jobs

Let us analyze the causes of the widespread availability of “ghost employment,” the reasons for the media’s skewed portrayal of the economy, and the steps job-seekers should take to improve their prospects.

Between August 31 and September 1, 2022, Clarify Capital polled 1,045 recruiting managers. They questioned bosses about the logic for keeping open positions without aggressively seeking candidates. The solutions?

  • 50% reported that the company is always open to new people.
  • 43% wanted to keep employees motivated
  • 43% to give the impression that the company is growing
  • 39% of the jobs were filled
  • 37% to maintain an active pool of active applicants in case of turnover
  • 35% in case an irresistible candidate applies
  • 34% to placate overworked employees
  • 27% forgot to delete the job
  • 33% no reason in particular

The Wall Street Journal reported on March 20, 2023, that erroneous job postings were another side effect of corporate disorganization. Due to company-wide cutbacks and reorganizations, certain divisions may advertise…



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