2010 Hiring and Job Forecast 1 Comment

CareerBuilder released its’ 2010 Job Forecast this morning. The forecast finds that the encouraging news regarding the economy may be easing hiring fears, as employers signal an increase in their plans to hire in the new year.


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.

Highlights include:

  1. Among those who had lay-offs in 2009, 32 percent of employers now say they plan to bring back workers with three-in-ten either doing it now or planning to do so in the first six months of 2010.
  2. Close to four-in-ten employers (37 percent) plan to put a greater emphasis on social media in 2010 to create a more positive brand for their organization.
  3. Thirty-five percent of employers say they plan to provide more flexible work arrangements in 2010, compared to 31 percent last year.

The full report contains valuable information including survey results by region, industry, compensation, and more.  Download a free copy of the 2010 hiring and job forecast here.

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  • Posted on: Wednesday, December 30th, 2009