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Hiring Prospects Brighten for 2013

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-10-2013 Print

Do your New Year's plans include increasing the number of tech employees in your department? Join the club. A growing percentage of hiring managers and HR executives say they'll add more staff members in 2013, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder. Many are also looking to boost salaries for both existing and incoming talent, and others are willing to train inexperienced workers for various positions. IT professionals will find themselves in rising demand--many are now getting inquiries from companies that they haven't even applied to. Yet, even with the overall forecast being encouraging, the number of organizations expecting to trim headcount will slightly increase, CareerBuilder reports. Therefore, "cautiously optimistic" appears to be the temperature reading of the moment. "Employers are still assessing the implications of a weakened global market and a modest recovery at home," says Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. "We don't expect 2013 to bring any big surprises in regard to employment. Rather, it will continue on a path of stability and gradual growth barring any significant economic disruptions." More than 2,600 hiring managers and HR professionals and nearly 4,000 workers participated in the research.


Adding Staff  26% of hiring managers and HR professionals plan to add full-time, permanent employees in 2013, up from 23% this time last year.


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