New Survey Reveals Who’s Hiring – By Sector and Department

COM16AE_5_18_16_AmericaIndustrial Sector Expects Most Hiring; Production and Sales Top List of Departments

Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing which sectors and departments are planning to do the most hiring in the second quarter of 2016.

The findings come from a survey of 390 businesses.

Forty-six percent of business indicated they plan to hire in the industrial sector, followed by 13% who plan to hire administrative positions and 10% hiring for the engineering field. Respondents also reported plans to eliminate positions in industrial and accounting and finance.

Businesses indicated that the top three departments for hiring were production (36%), sales (30%) and logistics (9%). Meanwhile, respondents indicated they have no hiring plans in the second quarter for accounting, human resources, legal or risk. The only department in which respondents reported plans to eliminate positions was accounting.

“If you’re looking for a job right now, it appears to be a good time to be looking in the industrial sector or for a position in production or sales,” said Bob Funk, CEO of Express, and a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. “While jobs are being eliminated in the industrial sector, mainly due to the oil and gas industry downturn, we are seeing more and more industrial jobs coming back to North America from overseas.

“These are encouraging results in some ways. Respondents don’t expect production or sales to slow down in the second quarter and given the sluggish recovery and concerns about the future, that’s at least one promising sign.”

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