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Survey: Professional Hiring Flat in Q3

31 May 2012

Hiring in professional fields is not likely to change in the third quarter, according to a survey of executives released by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Eighty-eight percent of executives expect to make no changes to their full-time staffing levels.

Five percent of executives anticipate adding full-time staff in the third quarter of 2012, while 5.0 percent expect personnel reductions for a net zero percent change in hiring. That compares to a net 2.0 percent increase projected for the second quarter in a previous survey.

Professional fields include accounting/finance, advertising and marketing, human resources, information technology, legal, and sales and business development.

The Robert Half Professional Employment Report is based on telephone interviews with more than 4,000 U.S.-based C-level executives and other leaders in a variety of fields.

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