Hiring & Recruiting

Where Will Hire the Most?

Yesterday we looked at CareerBuilder’s Midyear Job Forecast. Today, more from that report including which region will be hiring the most.

Which Region Will Hire the Most?

In addition to reporting the largest year-over-year gain for the percentage of employers expecting to add full-time, permanent staff, the West is also outpacing the other regions. The Northeast is the only region that reported a decline—though is still near the national average for hiring5—while the Midwest continues to lag the national average. Hiring in the South will be akin to last year and match the national average.

  • West—53% hiring, up from 46% last year
  • South—50% hiring, on par with 49% last year
  • Northeast—49% hiring, down from 52% last year
  • Midwest—46% hiring, the same as last year

What Is the Outlook for Q3?

One-third of employers (34%) plan to add a full-time, permanent headcount in the third quarter, the same as Q3 2015. Eight percent of employers expect to downsize staffs, relatively unchanged from 7% in Q3 2015. Fifty-four percent anticipate no change, and 4% are undecided.

In Q2, the number of employers who actually hired was 40%, on par with 39% last year. Nine percent decreased headcount, the same as last year.

Survey Methodology

The nationwide survey was conducted online within the United States by the Harris Poll® on behalf of CareerBuilder among 2,153 hiring managers and human resources managers aged 18 and over (employed full-time, not self-employed, nongovernment) and 3,244 employees ages 18 and over (employed full-time, not self-employed, non-government) between May 11 and June 7, 2016 (percentages for some questions are based on a subset, based on their responses to certain questions).

View the full report, here.

1 Healthcare organizations with 50 or more employees.

*Total may not equal 100% due to rounding or the ability to choose more than one response.