My current employer, a software development company, unfortunately took a significant financial loss when the main client started having funding issues. This has left my employer in a position where it can no longer support full-time developers.
It has been a pleasure working here, and I'm certain everyone here would agree.
My employer supports and encourages everyone to look for other full-time work while leaving the door open for part-time work, if we would like to take it.
I have worked at this company for about 7 months now and it is my first job as a junior software developer (I majored in History and pursued software development after graduating).
Should I mention my current employer's position in my cover letter?
I feel that, because of my short tenure here, it might not look like I am the most stable and consistent worker without the context.
I do plan on continuing to work for my current employer on a part-time basis when I can after I find my next full-time job. I have learned a lot here.
To address the raised concern that my question may be a duplicate of Why is it not a good idea to “badmouth” a previous employer?, I'm going to have to disagree. My intentions would never be to bad mouth or paint my employer in a bad light -- and I would have never shaped the language in my cover letter to come off as if I was. I respect my employer, as I'm sure all the employees here do.
My concern for bringing up the question was because, I now recognize out of inexperience in the field, I was worried my short tenure here at my first junior developer job would paint me as a potentially bad employee who is jumping ship in a job too quickly. I was concerned this could possibly raise a flag when, for example, a hiring manager would scan my resume.
In reality, I loved this job and thoroughly enjoyed my employer -- and am only seeking a new job because they can no longer support us. Which is what I wanted to convey, by raising this question.