Los Angeles CFOs Report Second-Quarter Hiring Plans

             Los Angeles CFOs Report Second-Quarter Hiring Plans

More Than 1 in 10 Companies Plan to Create Professional-Level Jobs in Next 3

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2013

LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eleven percent of chief financial
officers (CFOs) in the Los Angeles area expect to add new professional-level
positions in the second quarter, according to the Los Angeles Professional
Employment Forecast from Robert Half. Another 69 percent said they will not be
adding new positions but will fill roles that open in the next three months.
Seventeen percent of respondents will not be hiring, even to fill an open
position, and 2 percent plan to reduce staff levels.

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 Los Angeles area at companies with 20 or more employees who were
asked about their hiring plans for professional-level positions in the coming

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                  69%
Freezing -- not filling vacated positions or creating new ones 17%
Reducing -- eliminating positions                              2%
Don't know/no answer                                           1%

"As the market improves and skilled candidates become increasingly difficult
to find, employers are taking proactive steps to retain their valued employees
and make themselves more attractive to job seekers," said Brett Good, senior
district president for Robert Half in Los Angeles. "Many companies are
beginning to enhance compensation and employee perks in an effort to retain
their top performers and attract talent, particularly for positions in the
accounting, finance and administrative fields."

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 Los
Angeles area, please contact Katie Evans at (925) 913-1928.

SOURCE Robert Half International

Website: http://www.rhi.com
Contact: Katie Evans, +1-925-913-1928, katie.evans@rhi.com
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