Career Builder - Jobs listings increasing and more companies hiring

Career Builder - Jobs listings increasing and more companies hiring

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(Best Syndication News) - CareerBuilder announced that job listings are up in all categories for 2011. The job listing company has a survey of employers hiring new workers. According to CareerBuilder the survey conducted by Harris Interactive© between February 21 and March 10, 2011 and there were more employers who said they were hiring more employees. CareerBuilder is optimistic saying that the “momentum is expected to continue” for the second quarter of 2011.

In the 1st quarter of 2011 there was 28 percent of the employers who actually added headcount to their business. In addition, 23 percent of employers surveyed had expectations for hiring full-time permanent position workers during the first quarter of the year. There was 10 percent surveyed that decreased their headcount of workers in the first quarter compared to the same time last year it was 12 percent. The remaining 62 percent surveyed said there was not change in the number of workers. The remaining one percent were undecided about the worker count.

The outlook for the 2nd quarter of 2011 was also surveyed with 28 percent of the employers planning to increase the headcount of their permanent workers. Only 6 percent expected to reduce their workforce for the second quarter.

The most talented employees may be looking for work elsewhere as 31 percent of the employees said they would look for employment at another company if the economy improves. Around 33 percent of the bosses are concerned that they will lose their best employees because of the improved economy.

There still is plenty of temporary employment opportunities. In the 1st quarter of 2011, 29 percent reported hiring temporary workers. In the 2nd quarter 26 percent of the employers surveyed plan on hiring temporary workers. The good news is that 17 percent said that they have plans on converting the temporary worker to a permanent employment position in the 2nd quarter.

BY: N Wilson

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