Executives Still Confident About Business Growth
Job seekers in the financial sector can take some comfort in the report released today that showed many CFOs are optimistic about job growth in the industry.
According to the Robert Half Financial Hiring Index released today, the majority of chief financial officers are confident in their firm's growth in the next three months.
"Though most CFOs are optimistic about future growth for their companies, many remain cautious in their hiring outlook and are keeping a close watch on economic trends," said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International. "At the same time, some firms are managing increased business activity by bringing in temporary professionals or making strategic full-time hires."
The US regions expected to see the most growth are in the West, South and Central states, where the demand for people with financial experience is increasing.
"Companies in the West South Central states report demand for accounting operations professionals who can help them ensure timely payment and collection of bills as business activity gains momentum," Messmer said. "Manufacturing, healthcare and energy are among the sectors driving hiring activity within the region."
Financial businesses in the New England and Mountain regions predict an increase in employment above the national average in the coming quarter.
The Rober Half Financial Hiring Index interviews over 1,400 CFOs around the country and is part of the comprehensive Robert Half Professional Employment Report.