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Dallas /Fort Worth Area CFOs Report Second-Quarter Hiring Plans

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dallas /Fort Worth Area CFOs Report Second-Quarter Hiring Plans10:00 EDT Tuesday, March 12, 2013One in Ten Companies to Create Professional-Level Jobs in Next Three MonthsDALLAS, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eleven percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) in the Dallas/Fort Worth area expect to add new professional-level positions in the second quarter, according to the Dallas/Fort Worth Professional Employment Forecast from Robert Half. Another 70 percent said they will not be adding new positions but will fill roles that open in the next three months. Sixteen percent of respondents will not be hiring, even to fill an open position, and 2 percent plan to reduce staff levels.The Professional Employment Forecast was developed by Robert Half, the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm. The survey was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on interviews with more than 100 CFOs from the Dallas/Fort Worth area at companies with 20 or more employees who are asked about their hiring plans for professional-level positions in the coming quarter.CFOs were asked, "What are your company's hiring plans for full-time professional-level employees in the second quarter?" Their responses:Expanding ? adding new positions11%Maintaining ? only filling vacated positions 70%Freezing ? not filling vacated positions or creating new ones   16%Reducing ? eliminating positions  2%Don't know/no answer   1%100%"The Dallas/Fort Worth area has attracted many companies relocating their headquarters, and as a result of growing their core business operations in a new region, these companies are adding personnel," said Cecil Gregg, senior district president of Robert Half. "Professionals with highly specialized skills are still in short supply, particularly in the energy, manufacturing, real estate and financial services sectors."Founded in 1948, Robert Half International, the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm, is a recognized leader in professional staffing services. The company's specialized staffing divisions include Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting and Robert Half Management Resources, for temporary, full-time and senior-level project professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance; OfficeTeam, for highly skilled office and administrative support professionals; Robert Half Technology, for information technology professionals; Robert Half Legal, for legal personnel; and The Creative Group, for interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals. Robert Half International has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide. Find more information at roberthalf.com, and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/roberthalf.Note to editors: To speak with a local expert on employment trends in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, please contact Meghan Lockhart at (206) 749-0960.    SOURCE Robert Half InternationalFor further information: Meghan Lockhart, +1-206-749-0960, meghan.lockhart@rhi.com