According to reports, more employers plan to add full-time permanent jobs in 2011 as compared to 2010. Good news for the millions of unemployed. Now let’s see those unemployment numbers drop!
The survey included more than 2,400 hiring managers and human resource professionals across several industries and a range of company sizes. Here's what the survey revealed.
Twenty-four percent of employers surveyed plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2011, up from 20 percent in 2010, and 14 percent in 2009. Only 7 percent plan to decrease headcount, an improvement from 9 percent in 2010 and 16 percent in 2009. Fifty-eight percent anticipate no change in their staff levels while 11 percent are unsure.
Thirteen percent of these employers expect to hire part-time employees in the next 12 months, up from 11 percent in 2010, and 9 percent in 2009. Five percent plan to decrease part-time help, an improvement from 8 percent in 2010, and 14 percent in 2009. Seventy-one percent anticipate no change in their staff levels while 12 percent are unsure.
Thirty-four percent of those hiring reported they will hire contract or temporary workers in 2011, up from 30 percent last year, and 28 percent in 2009. Of those hiring, 24 percent expect to add more staff than last year. Thirty-nine percent of employers plan to transition some contract or temporary staff into full-time, permanent employees.