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CIOs' hiring plans steady, CFOs still adding staff

December 02 2008

Hiring plans of U.S. chief information officers are holding steady for the first quarter, according to one of two surveys released by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The other survey found that chief financial officers will continue to add staff, but at a slower rate than projected in the fourth quarter.

In a survey of CIOs, 12% said they planned to expand their information technology staffs while 4% expected cutbacks. The net increase of 8% is unchanged from the net increase projected for the fourth quarter. The majority, 82%, planned no changes.

The CFO survey found that 9% planned to add staff while 8% planned to cut staff. The net increase of 1% is lower than the net increase of 5% in Robert Half's CFO survey for the fourth quarter.

The surveys questioned more than 1,400 CIOs and more than 1,400 CFOs.


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