Wednesday, January 6, 2010

19% of employers surveyed by Careerbuilder plan to hire permanent full-time in 2010

A survey by CareerBuilder published by Reuters indicates that 19% of employers surveyed will hire permanent, full-time employees this year.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. employers expect to hire more new workers in 2010 than they did in 2009, a sign the U.S. recession may be easing its grip, research showed on Tuesday.

This phrase towards the end of the article might signal the overall picture for job seekers though: Many employers -- 37 percent -- said they plan to take advantage of the large labor pool and replace low-performing employees in 2010.

This could mean that overall unemployment remains relatively high with companies restructuring and reducing staff across their organizations while creating some new positions. That would be consistent with the result of another survey published in the Indianapolis Business Journal that only 45% of employees report being satisfied with their jobs - the lowest level ever for the survey. 2010 will be a challenging year for HR.

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