New Services to Help Displaced Workers in the SBA Lending Industry

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Gordon-Hughes & Associates adds SBA Job Search Counseling Services

The leading executive search and recruiting firm for the SBA Lending industry, Gordon-Hughes & Associates (, has introduced a new set of programs to support displaced and at-risk workers.

SBA Lending has been in spiraling decline due to domestic economic issues and a global credit crisis, resulting in many SBA Lenders reducing staff levels or even eliminating exiting the business altogether. Employment in the industry has contracted to an all time low and is down by more than 35% from only a year ago.

"We have been totally committed to the SBA Lending industry for the past 7 years and have found the dramatic pace of reductions have left people unprepared to cope with their current situation" stated Tom Hughes. "The old formulas for securing employment do not apply today. It is not as easy as making a phone call or two and securing that next job. Thus, to meet the needs of the current market, we have developed programs that are designed to provide people with practical strategies and resources to help them differentiate themselves in a competitive marketplace"

The Job Search programs that he refers to will involve steps like the creation of a professional and effective resume, development of the individuals interviewing capabilities and personalized counseling sessions. In addition, participants will collaborate on the development of their own website created and receive instruction on how to leverage a wide variety of internet tools.

According to Neal Gordon, "With the respect and credibility that we have been fortunate enough to build within the industry, we feel a great need to use our knowledge and experience to help people who haven't been required to market themselves for many years. Our goal is to enable them with the skills and information to help them effectively identify, pursue and secure their next opportunity and provide these services at a reasonable tax deductible cost for the value."

Messrs. Hughes and Gordon spent almost a decade performing large scale corporate outplacement for one of the largest human resources consulting firm in the country. Although their services are superior and more innovative than many of the personal job search services offered in the industry, they are offering their programs at two different economical price points well below market average. Neal Gordon stated "Our success as a recruiting firm in the SBA Lending industry has been our privilege and this our way of trying to help out in this economic and employment crisis. We are combining our knowledge of what candidates must do to effectively market themselves coupled with our intimate industry knowledge."

Thomas Hughes
Neal Gordon


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