The study finds three-in-10 businesses report unfilled full-time accounting and finance positions, and one-in-six companies report unfilled full-time information technology positions. Further, one-in-five companies plan to increase their hiring of accounting, finance and information technology professionals in the year ahead.
"The overall strength in hiring plans indicates that human resources professionals and hiring managers expect continued business growth and gains in nationwide employment during the year ahead," says Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan. "One-in-five firms expect to increase their hiring of accounting, finance and information technology teams at the same robust pace as the past year."
Brilliant CEO Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive) adds, "Our study brings important insight into the future of accounting, finance and IT, and the overall health of the labor market. We remain optimistic that the strength in hiring plans indicates continued growth given the recent unpredictable performance of the economy."
The study, conducted between Oct. 17, 2016, and Oct. 31, 2016, surveyed more than 500 human resources professionals and hiring managers from a variety of industries.
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