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ERIC Number: ED513860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Report on the MLA "Job Information List", 2009-10
Laurence, David
Modern Language Association
In 2009-10, for the second year in a row, hiring in English and other modern languages contracted sharply, as measured by the number of ads and jobs in the MLA "Job Information List" ( "JIL"). This year the "JIL's" English edition announced 1,100 jobs and the foreign language edition 1,022 jobs. At 1,022, the number of jobs in the foreign language edition is the smallest on record--25 fewer than the previous low of 1,047 in 1993-94. The 1,100 jobs advertised in the English edition are 25 greater than the previous low of 1,075, also in 1993-94. After trending upward between 2003-04 and 2007-08 (by 285 positions, or 18.5%, in English and 395 positions, or 30.7%, in foreign languages), the succeeding two years, 2008-09 and 2009-10, have seen the number of jobs advertised in the "JIL" decline by 726 (39.8%) in English and by 658 (39.2%) in foreign languages. This paper presents the data found in the MLA "Job Information List" for 2009-2010. (Contains 1 note, 9 figures and 4 tables.) [For the "Report on the MLA "Job Information List", 2008-09", see ED509421.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America