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Employers indicate hiring will pick up

Dec. 29, 2009 at 1:25 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- An annual survey of U.S. hiring managers found more employers indicated they were poised to increase hiring in 2010, compared to a year ago.

The upswing is not overly dramatic, but it is encouraging for workers, as fewer employers indicated they had plans to lay off workers next year, CareerBuilder said.

In a survey of 2,700 hiring managers a year ago, 14 percent indicated they would hire more full-time workers in 2009. In the latest survey, 20 percent of employers indicated they would add full-time workers in 2010, while 9 percent indicated they would decrease their payrolls, a 6 percentage point drop from a year ago.

Sixty-one percent indicated staffing would remain unchanged next year.

The shift included part-time workers. A year ago, 9 percent indicated they would hire more part-time employees, compared to 11 percent this year.

Employers in the West showed the most optimism with 24 percent suggesting they would hire full-time workers next year. In the Northeast 21 percent, in the South 20 percent and in the Midwest 16 percent indicated they would hire more employees next year.

The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive Nov. 5-23 and carries a sampling error of plus or minus 1.88 percentage points.

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