Less than a quarter of companies to hire in 2012: CareerBuilder
December 28, 2011 | 9:57am
The employment picture won’t change much next year, with less than a quarter of hiring managers planning to take on more employees, according to job search site CareerBuilder.
In a survey of more than 3,000 human resource and hiring professionals, 23% said they’ll add full-time, permanent staff in 2012, down a bit from the 24% who said the same this year. The percentage of companies that plan to cut staff -– 7% — hasn’t budged year over year.
Seven in 10 firms either intend to keep their staff at the same size or are unsure of their hiring and layoff plans, according to CareerBuilder. Slightly more employers in the western part of the country will recruit new workers than in other U.S. regions –- but more companies there also plan to downsize their staff