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One in three US companies predicts more hiring

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Employers in the U.S. have their hopes set on a brighter future in 2012, according to a survey by Right Management.

One in three companies surveyed predicted increased hiring for the rest of the year.  The participants in the survey included senior executives at 631 organizations across the U.S., representing the government, non-profit, public and private sectors.

When asked what they expected regarding their workforce needs in 2012, 36 percent responded that it would be a "year of growth and recovery" marked by new talent development initiatives and increased hiring.  While 55 percent suggested that it would be similar to last year with postponed hiring initiatives and slow hiring.  What's still somewhat troubling--11 percent of employers believed that the year would be stagnant, with more cutbacks and restructuring.

"Beneath the caution, organizations are becoming more positive about the economy and their own businesses," said Bram Lowsky, group executive vice president Americas of Right Management.  "There have been so many 'false positives' in the past two years that most executives temper their enthusiasm until they see consistent, strong data.  But the numbers from our study suggest a clear upward trend, especially with respect to hiring." 

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