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Express: Hiring Outlook Is Steady

December 28 2011

The hiring outlook in all regions of North America continues to remain steady for administrative and commercial jobs, according to a recent hiring trends survey conducted by Express Employment Professionals, an Oklahoma City-based staffing firm.

Hiring trends for the first quarter of 2012 in all regions are expected to be greatest in commercial and light industrial, with 30 percent of respondents planning new hires, while 21 percent anticipate adding administrative and office clerical staff.

Additionally, 15 percent plan to hire for accounting and finance, 12 percent plan to add marketing jobs, 11 percent of respondents plan to hire for engineering positions and 8 percent have plans to hire information technology specialists.

When considering new hires, employers who responded to the hiring trends survey are looking closely at work ethic and integrity, attitude and credible work history.

Express contacted nearly 17,000 current and former clients across the United States and Canada for its survey.

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