The data indicates businesses are reporting widespread openings in accounting, finance, and information technology with Human Resources professionals and hiring managers planning to hire new talent for their teams as quickly as possible.
The Brilliant Q4 2017 Hiring Forecast, produced in partnership with Dr. Richard Curtin, Director of Consumer Surveys at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, studies the hiring trends and business factors affecting accounting, finance and information technology professionals in the greater Chicago and south Florida labor markets.
The Brilliant Q4 2017 Hiring Forecast finds 38% of businesses (down from 41% last quarter) reported openings in full-time, permanent accounting and finance positions, and 19% (down from 27% last quarter) indicated vacant full-time, permanent positions for information technology. Further, 17% (down from 25% last quarter) of companies plan to increase their hiring of accounting and finance professionals in the coming quarter, while 9% (down from 14% last quarter) plan to increase their hiring of information technology professionals.
Dr. Richard Curtin explains, “These numbers reflect the natural response to a more vigorous job growth which has recently occurred. Overall, the hiring data gives no indication that the expansion is slowing—now the third longest in history.”
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 health of the labor market. We remain optimistic that the widespread open accounting, finance and information technology positions and the robust plans to hire new talent reported by the human resources professionals and hiring managers we surveyed indicates continued growth.”
The Brilliant Q4 2017 Hiring Forecast survey was conducted between July 18, 2017, and August 1, 2017. More than 850 Human Resources professionals and hiring managers participated in the study.
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