Friday, January 19, 2007

Survey reveals hiring ramp-up for public sector agencies

According to the IPMA-HR HR Bulletin, their 2007 Hiring Outlook Survey revealed that public sector agencies plan on doing a substantial amount of hiring this year.

The survey of 656 IPMA-HR members was conducted from 1/10-1/17/07.

  • 75% of respondents plan on hiring this year, up from 68% in 2006
  • Employers are planning on hiring in larger numbers
  • As with previous years, most new positions will be in public safety
  • Need will also be strong in public works and finance & management
  • Only 12% of respondents plan on conducting layoffs this year, down from 16% in 2006 and 18% in 2005
  • 89% of respondents indicated they currently have vacancies
  • Fewer organizations are purposely leaving positions unfilled for budgetary reasons
I'll put up a link to survey results once (if) they're posted.

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