The majority of regional employers contacted by Sacramento placement firm Pacific Staffing are optimistic about economic and job growth in early 2015, with nearly 65 percent planning to hire.
Pacific’s survey said only 8 percent of those contacted between Nov. 12 and Dec. 16 said they were pessimistic about the future. About six percent of employers surveyed said they planned to cut their workforce between January and March, mostly because of mergers, acquisitions and seasonal layoffs.
In its “Sacramento Employment Trends Survey”, Pacific found that 65 percent of companies expect to hire in the first three months of 2015. Sacramento-area employers cited strong demand for skills in accounting/finance, general office/clerical, warehouse, shipping and manufacturing. Other skills sought after by the region’s top companies include customer service, sales, engineering and information technology skills.
Pacific Staffing spokesman Rick Reed said the poll results were based on a phone survey of 54 companies in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. The industry breakdown of those companies was: 37 percent service, 30 percent manufacturers, 21 percent construction and 12 percent retail.
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