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Robert Half: CFOs report 3Q hiring plans

June 10 2013

Nineteen percent of chief financial officers in both the Phoenix and Seattle areas expect to add new professional-level positions in the third quarter, according to new Professional Employment Forecasts from Robert Half. On the other end of the spectrum, only 7 percent of CFOs in the Des Moines area plan to add professional-level positions.

CFOs were asked, “What are your company's hiring plans for full-time professional-level employees in the third quarter?” The percentage of CFOs who responded they are expanding/adding new positions include:

  • Atlanta: 12 percent
  • Boston: 12 percent
  • Chicago: 12 percent
  • Cincinnati: 13 percent
  • Cleveland/Akron/Canton: 9 percent
  • Dallas/Fort Worth: 11 percent
  • Denver: 10 percent
  • Des Moines: 7 percent
  • Detroit: 12 percent
  • Houston: 11 percent
  • Los Angeles: 14 percent
  • Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10 percent
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul: 16 percent
  • New York City: 12 percent
  • Philadelphia: 11 percent
  • Phoenix: 19 percent
  • Salt Lake City: 10 percent
  • San Francisco Bay Area: 12 percent
  • Seattle/Tacoma: 19 percent
  • St. Louis: 10 percent
  • Washington, D.C.: 14 percent

The Professional Employment Forecasts were developed by Robert Half and conducted by an independent research firm. The local results reflect a two-quarter rolling average based on interviews with 200 CFOs from a sample of companies in the area with 20 or more employees.


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