Job hunting? It’s good to be in the west!

6 01 2010

Career Builder released its 2010 U.S. Job Forecast and it indicates that employers in the West are planning to increase their headcounts more in 2010 than the other regions of the country. Nearly one-quarter of employers (24 percent) in the West say they plan to add full-time workers
in 2010, compared to 21 percent in the Northeast, 20 percent in the South and 16 percent in the Midwest (I’m so glad I’m not still in Chicago!).

Unfortunately, and like so many, I know lots of folks that are looking for work, so I thought I’d share this fairly optimistic study on my blog (you can download it by clicking where indicated below).

Overall, twenty percent of employers say they plan to increase their number of full-time, permanent employees in 2010, up from 14 percent in 2009. Nine percent say they plan to decrease headcount in 2010, down sharply from 16 percent in 2009. The remainder of employers say they are unsure or don’t plan to make any changes to their headcount in the new year.

Lots more interesting data to review so DOWNLOAD IT HERE. NOTE: CareerBuilder surveyed more than 2,700 hiring managers and human resource professionals nationwide across industries.

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