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Survey: Modest Job Creation in 2013

December 05 2012

Forty-six percent of hiring managers and recruiters expect additional hiring during the first half of 2013 as compared to the second half of 2012, according to a national survey conducted by job board operator Dice Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DHX). And 44 percent of hiring managers and recruiters say current economic conditions are having no impact on their hiring plans.

Of those planning to hire early next year, 38 percent say they envision hiring entry-level staffers, up from 33 percent who envisioned making entry-level hires during the second half of 2012.

“As opposed to a fresh start, employers and employees seem to be entering 2013 ready to hold on to the status quo. While it may feel like a good amount of running in place, it’s important to remember more than 1.3 million private sector jobs have been created this year and business conditions point to continued modest job growth,” said Scot Melland, chairman, president and CEO of Dice Holdings. “If greater confidence returns, I firmly believe hiring managers and professionals will be emboldened to act more decisively.”

Dice Holdings surveyed U.S. companies, government entities and recruiting firms nationwide. More than 1,100 hiring professionals responded to the survey.

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