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Salt Lake City CFOs Report Second-Quarter Hiring Plans

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Salt Lake City CFOs Report Second-Quarter Hiring Plans11:00 EDT Tuesday, March 12, 2013Eight Percent of Companies Plan to Create Professional-Level Jobs in Next 3 MonthsSALT LAKE CITY, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) in the Salt Lake City area expect to add new professional-level positions in the second quarter, according to the Salt Lake City Professional Employment Forecast from Robert Half. Another 75 percent said they will not be adding new positions but will fill roles that open in the next three months. Thirteen percent of respondents will not be hiring, even to fill an open position, and 3 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 Salt Lake City area at companies with 20 or more employees who were 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 positions  8%Maintaining -- only filling vacated positions 75%Freezing -- not filling vacated positions or creating new ones  13%Reducing -- eliminating positions  3%Don't know/no answer  1%100%"Utah has seen strong job growth over the past 12 months," said Kristina Marinovich, district president for Robert Half in Salt Lake City. "With confidence continuing to rise and organizations getting the greenlight to hire, the need for specialized talent has remained high. In many cases, businesses are experiencing a shortage of highly-skilled professionals -- particularly in the fields of accounting, finance and technology. As organizations prepare for growth, they're exploring new ways to market themselves to attract new candidates and retain key members of their team." 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 Salt Lake City area, please contact Katie Evans at (925) 913-1928.SOURCE Robert Half InternationalFor further information: Katie Evans, +1-925-913-1928, katie.evans@rhi.com