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Survey: Hiring to Be Steady in Silicon Valley

September 12 2012

Employers in the Silicon Valley area of California expect hiring levels to maintain a steady approach in the last quarter of 2012, according to the latest economic survey by the  West Valley Staffing Group.

According to the quarterly survey, 56 percent of hiring managers expect their hiring to remain steady during the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to 57 percent at the same time last year. Twenty-one percent expect hiring needs to increase, while 23 percent expect needs to decrease.

“Our survey indicated that it will be a solid end to 2012 when it comes to hiring in Silicon Valley,” said Charlie Allport, executive vice president of West Valley Staffing Group. “We expect hiring to remain stable and a solid start to 2013.”

The survey included nearly 500 hiring managers from several industries, including high tech, manufacturing, electronics, finance, semiconductor, medical, aerospace and alternative energy.

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