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Brian Ripp, CRS, GRI, Broker's Blog

By Brian Ripp | Broker in Fremont, CA

2012 Job Outlook

There may be some good news on the jobs front, which could give the housing market a boost.  Some employers plan to add new jobs in 2012, but many are waiting to see how the enconomy fares before ramping up their hiring plans, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast.  Nearly onin four empoloyers (23%) say they plan to hire full-time, permanent workers in 2012, unchanged from a year ago.  Nearly six out of 10 (59%) expect no change i their staffing, while 7% say they plan to cut staff.

Compensation is also expected to increase in 2012 for both current staff and prospective employees.  Some 62% of employers plan to increase compensation for their existing employees, while 32% will offer higher starting salaries for new employees.  Professionals in sales (24%), information technology (20%), engineering (14%), and business development (14%) are expected to get the biggest pay increases.

great info. from March/April 2012  CRS magazine

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