According to one recent study, the vast majority of companies in
the United States are planning to increase hiring during 2012.

The 2012 Allied Workforce Mobility Survey found two thirds of HR
professionals asked said that there were either “moderate” or
“extensive” plans to hire more workers before the end of the year.
In addition, the study found that 80 percent of  firms with
10,000 or more employees were planning to bring on more staff. The
report was sponsored by Allied Van Lines and surveyed 500 human
resource professionals.

“Most HR professionals do not see significant obstacles to
relocation in today’s economic environment,” the firm stated in the
release. “Only 6 percent believe that today’s workforce is not
willing to relocate, and most believe it is ‘highly mobile’ or
‘somewhat mobile.’ Fifty-nine percent reported that the current
economic context has had “no impact” on their ability to recruit
and hire.”

There are other signs that hiring is starting to pick up. In an
interview with CNN,  Bureau of Labor Statistics economist John
Wohlford said the number of job openings has increased 46 percent
since the start of the recession.

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