NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Down in the trenches, small-business hiring is increasingly positive.
"We see employers of all sizes gearing up their recruiting efforts," says Neil Costa, founder of HireClix, a recruitment marketing firm that focuses on small and medium-sized businesses.
Employers in sectors including information technology, defense contracting, software development, medical device companies, health care, retail and the media have shown interest in bringing on employees, Costa says."People are clearly looking for ways to innovate and connect with the right candidates," Costa says. "This is a big change from what we saw at the tail end of last year. People were exploring new recruitment marketing options and gathering information, but there seems to be a greater sense of urgency." Over the past week, a swath of small business-specific surveys were released, each denoting the pulse of this large segment. Some surveys were more positive on the state of hiring within small-business sectors, others a bit more pessimistic. According to the most recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index conducted from Jan. 13-19 and published Wednesday, small-business owners showed growing confidence in the economic recovery.
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