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CareerBuilder predicts where the Jobs will be in 2013

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(Best Syndication News) – As the economy continues to recover, more jobs will become available, according to research published by nation’s largest employment website. CareerBuilder released their 2013 U.S. annual hiring forecast and they detail where the jobs will be this year. They expect hiring manages to employ slightly more full-time permanent employees in 2013 – 26 percent of the total number employed compared to 23 percent in 2012.

CareerBuilder hired Harris Interactive to survey 2,600 hiring managers and 3,900 workers over several industries and company sizes. The survey was conducted between November 1 and November 30, 2012.

Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder, explained that over 60 percent of the responding employers said that they were in a better financial position than they were last year; forty percent reported increased sales over the last six months.

Even though there are employers who are planning to hire full-time permanent employees, there are also many employers planning on reducing their staff size. Even with this mixed-bag employment outlook, the trend favors those looking to hire.

Nine percent are planning to downsize their workforce next year, which is up 2 percent from 2012. Fifty-five percent of the employers surveyed did not plan on any changes in their staff. Eleven percent of employers were not sure what they would do.

Employers are likely to hire a salesman or / and information technology specialist. These types of jobs are also the most likely to have the highest increase in pay. The jobs that will be placed most often are: Sales at 29 percent, Information Technology at 27 percent, Customer Service at 23 percent, Engineering at 22 percent, Production at 22 percent, Business Development at 18 percent, Administrative at 17 percent, Research & Development at 15 percent, Accounting & Finance at 14 percent, and Marketing at 14 percent.

If work is hard to come by, seeking-out temporary or contract hiring job opportunities might be helpful. In CareerBuilder’s survey, they found that 40 percent of employers are planning to hire temporary and contract workers in 2013, which is up 4 percent from last year. Of those planning to hire temporary workers, 42 percent of them plan to make the worker full-time and permanent within the next year.

The West and the South regions of the United States have the most employers looking to hire new employees. Twenty-eight percent of the employers in the West are looking to hire full-time workers this year, which is up four percent from 2012. However, nine percent of the employers surveyed in the West, plan to reduce their workforce, which remained the same from the prior year.

Twenty-seven percent of employers in the South are planning to hire full-time permanent employees in 2013, which is up four percent from 2012. Similarly, nine percent of employers in the South are planning to downsize their workforce in 2013, which is 2 percent more than 2012.

In the Midwest, 24 percent of the employers plan to hire full-time permanent workers this year, which is up by one percent from the prior year. However, 10 percent are planning job cuts, which is 4 percent more than in 2012.

The Northeast region had 23 percent of employers planning to hire full-time workers in 2013, which is up by 2 percent from 2012. The planned job cuts for this region is 10 percent, which is up by 2 percent from the year before.

CareerBuilder said that the demand for skilled positions is growing faster than the supply. They suggest employers will be scouting for workers from other organizations as one way to fill these skilled positions. Employers may offer increased compensation to retain skilled workers. Some employers are planning to train workers for these skilled jobs.

By: Dave Reddy

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