Just did some research for y’all about the 2012 hiring outlook. Overall it looks slightly stronger than last year. My boards were up around 20% from 2010 and I expect about the same as we enter this year. A recent survey of economists by the Associated Press says to expect an avg of 175,000 new jobs each month.
From CareerBuilder survey;
23% of employers surveyed plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2012, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. That number is relatively unchanged from last year and up from 20 percent for 2010.
17% of employers expect to decrease headcount. About the same from last year.
59% anticipate no change in their current employment figures.
Check out CB’s presentation on it.
From ManpowerGroup’s survey:
They found that hiring has a “slow but steady momentum”. That pretty much sums it up.
14 percent of U.S. employers planned to increase staff in the first quarter.
9 percent planned to decrease staff.
70 percent planned no change.
7 percent were unsure.