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Survey Says Nearly 87% of Firms to Hire in 2016


Nearly 87% of companies plan to add to their workforce in 2016, according to the “2016 Hiring Trends” report released by LaSalle Network, a staffing a recruiting firm headquartered in Chicago.

The majority of companies, 55%, plan to hire up to 10 people in 2016 and 21% plan to hire between 11 and 50 new employees, according to the report. Only 13% reported no plans to hire.

The healthcare, technology and education industries reported the most optimistic hiring plans, regardless of company size.

Additional survey results include:

  • 84% of respondents reported they are hiring for full-time positions
  • 44% are having trouble finding technically skilled candidates
  • 45% are facing challenges finding candidates who fit the company

“The economy is strong and has been strong for a while,” said Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network. “Companies are hiring and investing resources into their businesses again, especially in high growth sectors like technology and healthcare.”