CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CareerBuilder's first annual job forecast for the 10 largest world economies tells a tale of both confidence and caution. Brazil and India are voicing the greatest confidence with more than two-thirds of employers in these markets planning to add full-time, permanent headcount in 2013. Italy is the least optimistic, housing more employers who expect to decrease staff than those who expect to hire.
"The job outlook presents varying degrees of growth and deceleration as governments and businesses strive to rebuild and expand and deal with large deficits," said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. "Hiring activity in the BRIC countries ( Brazil, Russia, India and China) is projected to be significantly higher than other markets while recruitment in Europe remains sluggish as leaders struggle to resolve a debt crisis that has global implications. The overall hiring picture is improving, but companies will remain watchful as they navigate headwinds and maneuver through somewhat precarious economic terrain."
The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive © from November 1 to November 30, 2012, included more than 6,000 hiring managers in countries with the largest gross domestic product.Current Financial Position More than 60 percent of employers in the U.S. and BRIC countries reported that their company's financial position is stronger compared to this time last year. Companies in Italy and Japan were the most likely to report that their financial situation has stayed the same or worsened. Number of Employers Who Are in a Better Financial Position Than One Year Ago:
- India – 81%
- Brazil – 80%
- China – 67%
- Russia – 63%
- U.S. – 62%
- U.K. – 50%
- Germany – 45%
- France – 38%
- Japan – 34%
- Italy – 25%
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