Dallas /Fort Worth Area CFOs Report Second-Quarter Hiring Plans

       Dallas /Fort Worth Area CFOs Report Second-Quarter Hiring Plans

One in Ten Companies to Create Professional-Level Jobs in Next Three Months

PR Newswire

DALLAS, March 12, 2013

DALLAS, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eleven percent of chief financial
officers (CFOs) in the Dallas/Fort Worth area expect to add new
professional-level positions in the second quarter, according to the
Dallas/Fort Worth Professional Employment Forecast from Robert Half. Another
70 percent said they will not be adding new positions but will fill roles that
open in the next three months. Sixteen percent of respondents will not be
hiring, even to fill an open position, and 2 percent plan to reduce staff

The Professional Employment Forecast  was developed by Robert Half, the
world's first and largest specialized staffing firm. The survey was conducted
by an independent research firm and is based on interviews with more than 100
CFOs from the Dallas/Fort Worth area at companies with 20 or more employees
who are asked about their hiring plans for professional-level positions in the
coming quarter.

CFOs were asked, "What are your company's hiring plans for full-time
professional-level employees in the second quarter?" Their responses:

Expanding – adding new positions                                11%
Maintaining – only filling vacated positions                    70%
Freezing – not filling vacated positions or creating new ones 16%
Reducing – eliminating positions                               2%
Don't know/no answer                                         1%

"The Dallas/Fort Worth area has attracted many companies relocating their
headquarters, and as a result of growing their core business operations in a
new region, these companies are adding personnel," said Cecil Gregg, senior
district president of Robert Half. "Professionals with highly specialized
skills are still in short supply, particularly in the energy, manufacturing,
real estate and financial services sectors."

Founded in 1948, Robert Half International, the world's first and largest
specialized staffing firm, is a recognized leader in professional staffing
services. The company's specialized staffing divisions include Accountemps,
Robert Half Finance & Accounting and Robert Half Management Resources, for
temporary, full-time and senior-level project professionals, respectively, in
the fields of accounting and finance; OfficeTeam, for highly skilled office
and administrative support professionals; Robert Half Technology, for
information technology professionals; Robert Half Legal, for legal personnel;
and The Creative Group, for interactive, design, marketing, advertising and
public relations professionals. Robert Half International has staffing and
consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide. Find more
information at roberthalf.com, and follow us on Twitter at

Note to editors: To speak with a local expert on employment trends in the
Dallas/Fort Worth area, please contact Meghan Lockhart at (206) 749-0960.

SOURCE Robert Half International

Website: http://www.rhi.com
Contact: Meghan Lockhart, +1-206-749-0960, meghan.lockhart@rhi.com
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