Confidence In Economy Resulting In Bullish Hiring Projections

As business leaders focus on making plans around growth rather than around restructuring. Confidence in the economy prompts bullish hiring projections.

February 8, 2017 – Another survey seems to continue to defy imagination, given President Trump’s tumultuous first three weeks in office. But according to Express Employment Professionals’ hiring trends survey, a full three quarters (76 percent) of North American businesses plan to hire more workers during the first quarter of 2017. Only nine percent plan to eliminate positions.

The results are a slight improvement from the fourth quarter of 2016, when 72 percent said they planned to hire, and from the first quarter of 2016, when 69 percent said they planned to hire. “These are certainly positive signs,” said Bob Funk, chief executive officer of Express. “More businesses are planning to hire, and only a fraction are eliminating positions.”   ( …read more)

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