New Survey Reveals Who’s Hiring – By Sector and Department

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Express Employment Professionals released new survey results revealing which sectors and departments are planning to do the most hiring in the second quarter of 2016. Forty-six percent of business indicated they plan to hire in the industrial sector, followed by 13 percent who plan to hire administrative positions and 10 percent hiring for the engineering field.

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If you’re looking for a job right now, it appears to be a good time to be looking in the industrial sector or for a position in production or sales,

Express Employment Professionals released new survey results today revealing which sectors and departments are planning to do the most hiring in the second quarter of 2016.

The findings come from a survey of 390 businesses.

Forty-six percent of business indicated they plan to hire in the industrial sector, followed by 13 percent who plan to hire administrative positions and 10 percent hiring for the engineering field. Respondents also reported plans to eliminate positions in industrial and accounting and finance.

Businesses indicated that the top three departments for hiring were production (36 percent), sales (30 percent) and logistics (nine percent). Meanwhile, respondents indicated they have no hiring plans in the second quarter for accounting, human resources, legal or risk. The only department in which respondents reported plans to eliminate positions was accounting.

“If you’re looking for a job right now, it appears to be a good time to be looking in the industrial sector or for a position in production or sales,” said Bob Funk, CEO of Express, and a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. “While jobs are being eliminated in the industrial sector, mainly due to the oil and gas industry downturn, we are seeing more and more industrial jobs coming back to North America from overseas.

“These are encouraging results in some ways. Respondents don’t expect production or sales to slow down in the second quarter and given the sluggish recovery and concerns about the future, that’s at least one promising sign.”

The survey of 390 businesses, which are current and former clients of Express Employment Professionals, was conducted in the first quarter of 2016.

If you would like to arrange for an interview with Bob Funk to discuss this topic, please contact Sherry Kast at (405) 717-5966.

About Robert A. Funk
Robert A. “Bob” Funk is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the international staffing company has more than 750 franchises in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Under his leadership, Express has put more than 6 million people to work worldwide. Funk served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and was also the Chairman of the Conference of Chairmen of the Federal Reserve.

About Express Employment Professionals
Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $3.02 billion in sales and employed a record 500,002 people in 2015. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually.

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