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Employers Expect an Uptick in Hiring in 2010

Many employers were cutting back on new hires in 2009; in fact, most were eliminating positions in order to survive the financial crisis.  2010 is looking quite a bit brighter!

The encouraging news regarding the economy is easing hiring fears throughout the US.  Employers signal an increase in their plans to hire in the New Year according to CareerBuilder’s 2010 Job Forecast.  “While employers continue to closely monitor the progress of recovery for the US economy, they are beginning to consider hiring strategies designed to preserve the health and growth of their businesses for the future.”  CareerBuilder surveyed more than 2,700 hiring managers and HR professionals nationwide across multifaceted industries.  The financial industry in particular is expecting  23 percent of financial service employers to add full-time, permanent employees in 2010. “There have been many signs over the past few months that point to the healing of the U.S. economy, especially the continued decrease in the number of jobs lost per month, a trend that will hopefully carry over into the new year,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder.

We’re headed in the right direction countrywide and if you pay attention to the overall pulse of current financial news, the second quarter of 2010 should prove to be a job growth period for the US.  Cheers to a great New Year!