Hiring Prospects Brighter for Rest of 2012

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-04-2012

Hiring Prospects Brighter for Rest of 2012

Expansion Plans
17% of U.S. executives say they'll add full-time professionals in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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Scaling Back
5% of these execs say they'll make professional staffing reductions in this period.

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Status Quo
77% anticipate no changes in staff sizing.

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Tech Support
9% of execs plan to increase IT staffing during this period, while 6% plan to reduce the size of their tech department - for a net 3% gain.

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Sunny Prospects
93% of execs are at least "somewhat confident" in growth prospects for their companies in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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Hard-Pressed for Hires
57% of these execs expect to encounter recruiting challenges in this period.

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Hottest Hiring Region?
Techies should consider the mid-Atlantic, where a net 23% of execs say they plan to add staff.

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Hottest Industry Segment?
Check out IT opportunities in transportation, in which a net 24% of execs say they plan to boost staffing.

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