Drop In Companies Planning Layoffs During Q1

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
A poll of the region’s top 100 employers shows that only 7% plan to reduce their workforces between January and March. That’s way down from the same time last year when 20% of companies were planning layoffs.

Rick Reed is with Pacific Staffing which did the survey. He says 46% of the employers polled plan to hire in the next three months.

“Demand for technical experience was double any other in the first-quarter which also included people looking for customer service, sales, manufacturing and shipping experience.”  

He says another positive sign is that 20% of the companies surveyed said they plan to hire new staff…rather than to replace workers who are fired or who retire.