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More employers plan to hire in 2010 than 2009, but they remain cautious, according to CareerBuilder's 2010 job forecast survey.
Twenty percent of employers plan to increase full-time, permanent employees in 2010 -- up from 14% in 2009, according to the survey.
"Although 20% of employers plan to add headcount in 2010, up from 14% last year, they still remain cautious in regards to their hiring," said CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson. "We're headed in the right direction but should not expect to see actual job growth until at least Q2 2010."
Only 9% of employers plan to cut headcount in 2010 compared with 16% in 2009. Another 61% plan no change in staff levels in 2010 and 10% of employers were unsure of their plans.
In addition, 11% plan to add part-time employees in 2010, up from 9% in 2009.
The West has the most employers planning to add staff at 24%. The Northeast was second with 21%.
The information technology industry registered the most employers planning to add staff at 32%. Manufacturers were second at 27%.
CareerBuilder's survey included 2,700 hiring managers and human resource professionals across the U.S.