While there has been some progress made on the hiring front, there are some indications that the rate of employment will decline over the next few years.

A survey from the Business Roundtable revealed that less than one-third, 29 percent, said that there were plans made to increase staff levels over the next six months. When the same survey was conducted in early 2011, 52 percent of these executives said that they would bring on new workers. The study also revealed that 30 percent of respondents said more would be invested in business products such as computers and other equipment.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Beoing CEO and Roundtable chairman Jim McNerney said that many businesses were worried about the future climate due to uncertainty in government spending and tax cuts.

Other surveys have looked at employment prospects in specific sectors. According to a recent release from Robert Half Technology showed that 9 percent of chief information officers were planning to hire in their firm's IT departments.


Content provided by executive search organization, MRINetwork.

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