IT is the highest ranking industry in expected hiring during the last three months of the year, but the majority of companies are not planning on adding headcount.
a fifth of companies are planning to hire in the last quarter of the year, but
worker sentiment is all over the map, and it's not all that rosy. Just over 21
percent of companies are planning to hire either full-time or temporary workers
in the fourth quarter-which is consistent with 2009 hiring expectations for the
same quarter-according to a recent U.S.-based survey of 2,400 hiring managers
and 3,100 workers performed on behalf of USA Today
big number from this study? Sixty-five percent of all companies are not
planning to add any additional headcount in the last three months of the year, although
27 percent plan to hire temporary workers.
however, the industry with the highest percentage of plans to hire full-time or
temporary employees in the fourth quarter is IT at 27 percent, followed by
administrative (25%), engineering (12%), finance (12%), sales (10%) and
creative design (9%) industries.
return to prerecession employment levels will take some time," said CareerBuilder
CEO Matt Ferguson in an October 7 statement.
"Although the recession officially ended a year ago, we still have an economy
burdened by debt. Employers are watchful and gradually augmenting their staffs
with permanent and temporary hiring."
don't necessarily perceive the positive effects of this augmentation, as this
study and a similar one
released October 7 show.
the CareerBuilder survey, 29 percent of workers feel underemployed, with 71
percent of those people reporting that their skills and experience are being
underused. Nearly half said they do not feel challenged at work, and another 30
percent said they do not feel that they have autonomy in their job. About one
in five workers took a job that was lower than his or her previous position.
are, however, some full time workers who report that they are happy with their
jobs. About half of employees said they were happier now at work than they were
a year ago, while the other half said they were not.
employees and unemployed job seekers see steady positive changes related to the
job market and their bank accounts, it's unlikely we'll see stability in
employment confidence, which is a significant indicator of consumer
confidence," Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor.com's resident career expert, who headed
human resources for PepsiCo. and Electronic Arts, said in a statement.
Glassdoor survey of 2,400 workers
found 56 percent of
employees reporting there were pay cuts in the third quarter at their company.