CareerBuilder's annual hiring forecast reports that hiring will be up slightly in 2013, with 26% of hiring managers planning to add full-time, permanent employees, up 3% over 2012.
"More than 60 percent of employers reported that they are in a better financial position than last year and more than 40 percent said their sales increased over the last six months," said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. "While this bodes well for job creation, employers are still assessing the implications of a weakened global market and a modest recovery at home. The guarded approach to hiring that has been evident over the last few years was sustained in part by concerns over the fiscal cliff during the time of the survey. We don't expect 2013 to bring any big surprises in regard to employment, rather it will continue on a path of stability and gradual growth."
The top two positions companies plan to hire for in 2013 are Sales and Information Technology and these are also where employers expect to see the biggest salary increases. Here are top 10 jobs companies plan on hiring for:
- Sales - 29%
- Information Technology - 27%
- Customer Service - 23%
- Engineering - 22%
- Production - 22%
- Business Development - 18%
- Administrative - 17%
- Research & Development - 15%
- Accounting & Finance - 14%
- Marketing - 14%
Read More: Top Tech Jobs for 2013
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