2011 Job Forecast

job listings According to CareerBuilder's 2011 Job Forecast, more employers plan to add full-time, permanent headcount in 2011 as compared to 2010, with a continued emphasis on hiring in technology and other revenue-producing fields.

The survey included more than 2,400 hiring managers and human resource professionals across several industries and a range of company sizes. Here's what the survey revealed.


Full-time hiring

Twenty-four percent of employers surveyed plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2011, up from 20 percent in 2010, and 14 percent in 2009. Only 7 percent plan to decrease headcount, an improvement from 9 percent in 2010 and 16 percent in 2009. Fifty-eight percent anticipate no change in their staff levels while 11 percent are unsure.


Part-time hiring

Thirteen percent of these employers expect to hire part-time employees in the next 12 months, up from 11 percent in 2010, and 9 percent in 2009. Five percent plan to decrease part-time help, an improvement from 8 percent in 2010, and 14 percent in 2009. Seventy-one percent anticipate no change in their staff levels while 12 percent are unsure.


Contract/temporary hiring

Thirty-four percent of those hiring reported they will hire contract or temporary workers in 2011, up from 30 percent last year, and 28 percent in 2009. Of those hiring, 24 percent expect to add more staff than last year. Thirty-nine percent of employers plan to transition some contract or temporary staff into full-time, permanent employees.


Top functional areas for hiring

In 2011, the top 10 growing functional areas for recruitment and their corresponding percentage increases are:

  1. Sales – 27 percent
  2. Information Technology – 26 percent
  3. Customer Service – 25 percent
  4. Engineering – 21 percent
  5. Technology – 19 percent
  6. Administrative – 17 percent
  7. Business Development – 17 percent
  8. Marketing – 17 percent
  9. Research/Development – 15 percent
  10. Accounting/Finance – 14 percent


Hiring by region

More employers in the West plan to recruit new employees in 2011 than other regions. Twenty-six percent of hiring managers surveyed in the West reported they plan to add full-time, permanent headcount followed by 24 percent in the Northeast and 23 percent in the Midwest and South.

Plans to downsize staffs are trending lower then they have for the last two years. Eight percent of employers in the South expect to decrease headcount, followed by 7 percent in the Northeast, Midwest and West.


Hiring by company size

While small businesses have been slower to recover, hiring is gradually improving among companies of all sizes. Thirty percent of those employers surveyed with staffs larger than 250 employees plan to increase their full-time, permanent headcount in 2011, followed by 27 percent of employers with 51-250 employees, and 14 percent of employers with 50 or fewer employees.

Five percent of employers with 1-50 employees plan to reduce their work force, as compared to 6 percent of businesses with 51-250 employees, and 9 percent with more than 250 employees.


Compensation

Forty-one percent of employers surveyed are concerned that their best talent will leave their organizations once the economy improves. Sixty-one percent said they will increase compensation for their existing staff in 2011, up from 57 percent in 2010. While most employers estimate the average raise will be 3 percent or less, 10 percent expect the average increase will be 5 percent or more.

Thirty-one percent will provide higher initial job offers to job candidates, up from 29 percent last year. While most increases will likely fall within the same 1 to 3 percent range, 8 percent of employers expect to up initial job offers by 5 percent or more.



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KleopatrasBlessings

It is still ridiculous how many QUALIFIED people are out of work. I do not want to point any fingers, but the Bush administration sure screwed us over. I remember when Obama first got into office and how people looked at him like he was Jesus or some supernatural being blindsided by the fact that he is still a human being and can only do so much especially when it comes to the job market. My dad was out of work for TEN YEARS and he has a masters in accounting I am a college graduate as well that had a very hard time finding work, but I just had to do my research and hustle. thank heavens I was able to find something where I practically do nothing and make I nice amount of money. Something just told me to share this opportunity with others. So many people are selfish. There are NO FEES involved and it only takes two minutes to start. Just click the link below

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To those who are unemployed stay strong and have a blessed night.
Take care

September 18 2011 at 10:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
KleopatrasBlessings

It is still ridiculous how many QUALIFIED people are out of work. Do not want to point any fingers, but the Bush administration sure screwed us over. I remember when Obama first got into office and how people looked at him as he was Jesus or some supernatural being blindsided by the fact that he is still a human being and can only do so much especially when it comes to the job market my dad was out of work for TEN YEARS and he has a masters in accounting I am a college graduate as well that had a very hard time finding work, but I just had to do my research and hustle. thank heavens I was able to find something where I practically do nothing and make I nice amount of money. Something just told me to share this opportunity with others. So many people are selfish. There are NO FEES involved and it only takes two minutes to start. Just click the link below

http://one.zipnadazilch.com/index.php?referral=203975

To those who are unemployed stay strong and have a blessed night.
Take care

September 18 2011 at 10:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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April 28 2011 at 6:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
liguy

Notice that three of the listed jobs are sales, marketing, and business development. Translation: you can have a job if you are willing to work on commission and sell, sell, sell! I lost my job in retail, and the only offers I get from sites like Careerbuilder and Monster are sales jobs that pay commission, no benefits, and require training and/or special licensing. These so called "employers" troll these sites for resumes with any sort of sales experience. Even bank branch employees are forced to sell services or face not reaching "goals" and risk termination.

January 25 2011 at 7:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
john

when were making what the chineese workers make well be out of this depression

January 25 2011 at 6:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ron

Don't believe all the hype and bull that the country is in a recovery. It's all a bunch of lies like all the speeches of false hope from Obama.

January 25 2011 at 6:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John

Arm Yourselves.....!

January 25 2011 at 5:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mattew

If anyone in this ENTIRE country had brain one in their head, they would know that there is one, very clear, somewhat easy solution to the jobless situation in this counrty.... bring ALL the jobs that have been outsourced to other countries BACK to the US. This can be achieved if both the Demos and Repubs get their heads out of their asses, worked together and make a law that makes in illegal to outsource ANY job in this country when out unemployment rate sits anywhere above .5 percent. Unfortunitely, because that would make this country strong again and save us from some of our economic woes, our ( and, I didn't vote for him) worst president ever would never go for it. He is delibretely working with China and other foreign countries to sell our country right down the toilet. As citizens of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, we need to stand up to our government and let them know what OUR voices are really saying and quite letting them INTERPRET it for what is in THEIR best interest.

January 25 2011 at 5:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Michael

Look, I am not a Democrat, or a Republican, or any established ideology, but let's get this straight: Obama is not conspiring with China to keep us down. The tax codes and regulations have been set up to favor AMERICAN corporations selling out American workers for cheaper H1B talent (the good jobs none of us can seem to land). This was in place long before Obama took office. Only now, the big corporations are experiencing HUGE profits (Cisco reported grand earnings this afternoon) and have absolutely NO PLANS to HIRE AMERICAN workers this year. This is not a political issue that one side or the other caused, and it will take both sides to put aside the kickbacks they have gotten from big corporations so that they can keep their huge profits at the expense of their fellow citizens. To solve this problem, we all need to stop thinking of this as having been caused by the other party. Both parties contributed, and it was all driven by the greed of big corporations, who have proven to indeed be as evil as they have been portrayed because they place their own earnings so highly above the needs of the rest of the country that they are willing to watch their communities erode so that they can get good PR feeding the hungry and homeless that they created. I wonder how many homeless people John Chambers has fed with his "humanitarian" drives that were employed as American IT professionals a year ago?

February 09 2011 at 7:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gary

Why is it that its only government employees and union workers that have these lavish retirement plans? The private sector workers have to provide for their own retirement ie 401k plans etc.and provide the money for gov. employees and union emoloyees retirement via higher taxes. What is wrong with this picture? Lets stop this madness I personaly do not want to pay for anyone else retirement,I am having a tough time with my own.

January 25 2011 at 2:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tom

United states of China

January 25 2011 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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