Most Top Local Employers Aren't Hiring

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, September 29, 2008

More than half of the top hundred Sacramento employers say they won't be hiring anyone between now and the end of the year.  And most of the 48 percent that are hiring say they’re only replacing workers who leave – not opening new jobs.  In fact …
Reed: “The slowdown in the economy is going to result in people losing jobs in Sacramento.” 
Rick Reed conducted the research on behalf of Sacramento-based Pacific Staffing.  He says 15 percent of the region’s largest companies plan to cut their staff over the next three months. 
And even though the end of the year is usually a good time to job hunt – with the holiday shopping season near – Reed says employers aren’t looking for retail skills right now.
Reed: “Tech center, call center, sales jobs, warehouse and tech backgrounds are most in demand over the next three months.” 
The employers surveyed also say they’re looking for manufacturing, shipping and accounting backgrounds as well.