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CareerBuilder Jobs Outlook 2011: Lean, Agile, Transitional

By Dennis McCafferty

CareerBuilder Jobs Outlook 2011: Lean, Agile, Transitional

42 percent of employers polled say their company is shifting business direction as a result of the recession; the majority of these say they're seeking additional revenue streams.

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27 percent of employers polled are changing their core business entirely or expanding into areas that will emerge as their core business.

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35 percent of employers polled say their 2011 staffing is smaller than it was at pre-recession levels.

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57 percent of employers polled say they're used to handling the workload with fewer workers now, indicating no need to adjust employment levels.

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18 percent of employers polled say they'll be hiring for their organizations in other countries in 2011, and 5 percent indicate they'll recruit workers from other countries to work in the U.S.

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39 percent of employers polled say their companies will not be providing raises in 2011.

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13 percent of bosses polled say they will offer higher titles to employees without pay increases.

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33 percent of employers polled expect to offer more flex-work arrangements, such as telecommuting, in 2011 than in previous years.

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66 percent of workers polled say they'd change jobs in 2011 for the right opportunity, although they're not actively looking.

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68 percent of workers polled say affordable healthcare benefits are more important to them than salary.

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"Hot" career categories for 2011 include:1. Social media2. Green energy 3. Cyber warriors who can protect enterprise/Internet sites from security breaches and/or fraudulent activity.

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Only 12 percent of workers polled plan to take on a second job in 2011 to make ends meet, down from 19 percent who planned to do so in 2010.

This article was originally published on 01-14-2011