Careers Slideshow: Hiring Trends: Why CIOs Need to Look Beyond ITBy Don Reisinger | Posted 08-06-2012
44 percent respondents say they will be hiring full-time, permanent staff by year's end, up from 35 percent in second-half 2011.
21 percent of respondents say they're looking for part-time workers in the next several months, up from 15 percent in second-half 2011.
Another 21 percent of respondents said that they'll be hiring contract or temporary employees in second-half 2012, up from 12 percent in the same period last year.
Second-half 2012 hiring plans span businesses of all sizes. In fact, 21 percent of respondents from companies with 50 or fewer employees plan to hire full-time staff; 31 percent of respondents with 250 or fewer employees will be adding full-time staff.
34 percent of respondents with 500 or fewer employees will be adding full-time staff in second-half 2012.
22 percent of respondents say that they'll be adding employees in IT in second-half 2012.
24 percent of respondents will be adding customer service jobs in the last six months of this year.
Other bright spots
Sales and Administrative Services took the third and fourth spots in the survey, with 21 percent and 16 percent of respondents, respectively, saying they want to add workers in those departments before year's end.
CareerBuilder examined emerging occupations, and found that 16 percent of respondents now have jobs tied to social media that weren't there five years ago.
15 percent of respondents now have jobs tied to storing and managing data that didn't exist five years ago.
12 percent of respondents say that they now have cyber security-focused jobs that didn't exist five years ago.