There's still plenty of work out there, but actual full-time jobs are becoming rarer and rarer. But to be fair - this is actually better for the native teacher, as it means less bullshit and less bureaucratic tedium. It also means that they can demand set times for classes - rather than being mucked around.
But for someone who isn't driven enough to put together their own timetable, it's a problem.
They say the demand for English language learning is at an all time low.
This isn't true, but students are now demanding more than "a teacher, a board, tables and chairs". There's also now more and more schools opening up in small areas - there's no need to go to "big name" schools to learn. Why go to Empik or Profi Lingua when you can go to SUPER QUICK ANGLO ENGLISH that's ten minutes walk from your flat? But of course - these schools can never offer full time work.
More likely that there are too many schools chasing the same students.
That's what I think, too. Look how much former State teachers are now running small language schools - and you've got your answer.
I also suspect that it's a lot to do with schools not needing to hire 'just anyone'.