West Valley Staffing Group: Silicon Valley Optimistic About Hiring Levels Of The First Quarter Of The Year

Dec 04, 2012, 08:00 ET from West Valley Staffing Group

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of hiring managers throughout the Silicon Valley expect positive hiring levels in the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest West Valley Staffing Group Economic Survey.

Each quarter, West Valley Staffing Group (WVSG) surveys a range of Silicon Valley hiring managers about their upcoming hiring needs. The hiring managers come from several industries, including high tech, manufacturing, electronics, finance, semiconductor, medical, aerospace, and alternative energy. Each participant is asked, "Do you expect your hiring needs to increase, remain steady, or decrease in the next quarter and beyond?" This is the only economic survey uniquely exclusive to Silicon Valley!

Hundreds of hiring managers were surveyed this quarter, with 89% predicting that hiring will increase or remain steady during the first quarter of 2013, compared to 91% at this time last year. Meanwhile, only 11% of hiring managers expect their needs to decrease.

"Based on the data that was collected, most Silicon Valley hiring managers are seeing employment levels holding steady," said Charlie Allport, Executive Vice President of West Valley Staffing Group. "This quarter's survey indicates that when it comes to hiring, we are looking at another solid quarter."

For additional information about the economic data above, or to participate in future Silicon Valley Economic Surveys, call us at 408.735.1420 or visit us online at www.westvalley.com.

West Valley Staffing Group (WVSG), an independent and privately owned staffing agency, brings over 40 years of experience providing comprehensive staffing services and solutions - through four specialty companies. Established in 1968 as West Valley Engineering, the company was one of the first in the valley to offer temporary technical services to Silicon Valley companies.  In 1984, Prostar Staffing was founded to provide clerical and administrative personnel to the growing number of companies in the area.  In 1995, West Valley Technology and Accountants Now! were founded to satisfy the demand for specialized information technology and accounting professionals, respectively. Today, all four companies fall under the umbrella organization, WVSG, which has offices in Sunnyvale, Pleasanton, and beyond.

If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview with the President and CEO of WVSG, Mike Williams, please contact Mary Tran at mtran@westvalley.com.

SOURCE West Valley Staffing Group