CHICAGO, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Brilliant™, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, released its Q2 2017 Hiring Forecast today. The data indicates businesses are reporting the highest number of open positions within accounting, finance and information technology in almost a year.
Brilliant's Q2 2017 Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Hiring Forecast, produced in partnership with Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, studies the hiring trends and business factors affecting proprietary entities in the greater Chicago and south Florida labor markets.
The study finds almost half of businesses indicated openings in full-time, permanent accounting and finance positions, and 20 percent reported vacant full-time, permanent positions in information technology. Further, one-in-five companies reported plans to increase their hiring of accounting and finance professionals and one-in-six for information technology during the year ahead.
"For accounting and finance positions, 46 percent of human resources professionals and hiring managers reported one or more openings, up from 29 percent in the Q1 2017 hiring forecast, and just above the 45 percent recorded in the Q2 2016 hiring forecast last year," explains Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He continues, "Unfilled information technology positions were reported by 20 percent, up from 15 percent last quarter."
Brilliant CEO Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive) adds, "Our study brings important insight into the future of accounting, finance and information technology professions, and the overall climate of the labor market. We remain optimistic that the increase in open positions and the strength in hiring plans indicates continued growth given the recent unpredictable performance of the economy."
The survey was conducted between Jan. 30, 2017, and Feb. 7, 2017. Nearly 650 human resources professionals and hiring managers participated in the study.
To download the Brilliant Q2 2017 Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Hiring Forecast, click here.
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Brilliant is an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology. Brilliant's team of business development and recruiting experts include former Big 4 CPAs and hiring managers, and other leading industry professionals in the greater Chicago and south Florida labor markets. Since its inception in 2009, the firm has received various awards including Inavero's Best of Staffing Talent, Best Places to Work South Florida, Crain's Chicago Business Fast 50, Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms, Chicago's and Nation's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, Inc. 5000, Staffing 100 List for North America and more. To learn more about Brilliant, visit http://www.brilliantfs.com.
Contact: Laurie Canning, Brilliant, Lcanning@brilliantfs.com or 312.582.1812
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