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Top 5 Industries Leading the Way for Hiring in Q2

careerbuilder talent factorDid the outcome of the Kentucky Derby not go your way? Don’t worry, here are five industries you can safely bet on — to exceed the national hiring average in Q2, that is.

According to CareerBuilder’s hiring forecast for the second quarter of 2014, these are the top industries expected to surpass the national average for adding full-time, permanent staff. TWEET THIS

  1. Information technology (34 percent).
  2. Financial services (34 percent).
  3. Manufacturing (33 percent).
  4. Health care* (28 percent).
  5. Professional and business services (28 percent).

*Health care organizations with 50 or more employees.

Wondering what U.S. hiring will look like? Read the entire Q2 job forecast here.

What does this mean for you?

If you’re a recruiter, these are some areas where you can expect to focus your efforts this quarter. If you’re an employer, this is where you might see some competition, so ask yourself what you need to do to prepare your organization to attract top talent.

For instance, one option if you’re experiencing difficulty hiring permanent staff is to consider temp-to-hire or contract positions.

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Deanna Hartley

About Deanna Hartley

Deanna Hartley is a senior copywriter and community manager on the creative services team at CareerBuilder, where she writes about issues that are top of mind for employers and recruiters – including talent acquisition, employee engagement and retention. An avid social media user, Deanna is the face behind @CBforEmployers on Twitter as well as CBforEmployers’ Facebook and Instagram pages, so it’s easy to stay connected with her. Prior to joining CareerBuilder, Deanna was a senior editor for the Human Capital Media Group, publishers of Talent Management, Chief Learning Officer, Diversity Executive and Workforce Management magazines. Deanna holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She loves caffeine, social media, pop culture and dogs – though not necessarily in that order.


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