High-Tech Exec Market Picking Up

By Deborah Rothberg  |  Posted 07-31-2006

The high-tech, healthcare and financial service industries are expected to create the most executive-level jobs in the third quarter, according to the latest EER (Executive Employment Report) released July 31 by ExecuNet, a executive job search and networking firm.

Across all industries, the demand for executive talent is the greatest in the health care, banking and high-tech industries over the next three months.

The West Coast, followed by the South and Southeast, are expected to lead in executive-level job growth. Sales, business development, finance, general management and operations management were the five fastest-growing executive job market functions.

Suggesting that rising interest rates and energy costs are tempering expectations for future economic growth, executives' confidence in the employment market cooled slightly in June.

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