Monday, January 09, 2012
One third of employers plan to hire within the next six months, but only 11% plan to increase their workforce, according to the Oregon Employment Department.
The largest number – 19 percent – plan to hire due to anticipated employee turnover. Normal seasonal hiring patterns account for another 9 percent, the department says.
In addition, 14 percent of employers expect their payrolls to shrink and two-thirds of companies anticipate no change in their current employment level within the next six months.
Read more at The Portland Tribune.