Accounting, IT and finance hiring is expected to rise heavily in the third quarter of 2013, though some positions lack adequate staff to fill all positions.
Twenty-five percent of businesses expect to increase their financial and IT staff in the next three months while only 5 percent plan to decrease theirs, according to the Clear Focus Financial Search hiring forecast survey. Almost half of polled businesses reported having positions going unfilled, which is a major increase from past years.
"What we're seeing is a strong opportunity for hiring professionals for accounting and finance and IT roles," chief executive officer of Clear Focus Jim Wong said.
Another study confirms the strength of the accounting market, with demand for accounting graduates from businesses reaching an all-time high according to the Journal of Accountancy.
A record-breaking 40,350 new accounting graduates were hired in 2012, with approximately 40 percent of them holding master's degrees. Hiring fell off for multiple years due to the recession, but recovered well beginning in 2010. The high demand for hiring is expected to continue, with 89 percent of public accounting firms predicting they would hire at least as many, if not more, graduates in the next year.