Express Employment Professionals Franchise Announces Hiring Trends Survey Predicts Continued Increases for Third Quarter

June 25, 2010 // Franchising.com // OKLAHOMA CITY, - Commercial and clerical positions will likely see continued hiring increases for the third quarter, according to a national hiring trends survey conducted by Express Employment Professionals.

Express surveyed 10,181 current and former clients across the company's more than 550 locations in the United States and Canada. Thirty-four percent of respondents plan to hire full-time commercial and light industrial positions in the third quarter, while 28% plan to hire for administrative and office clerical positions.

According to the hiring trends survey, these two types of positions have been in strong demand during 2010. Since January, 37% of survey respondents filled administrative and office clerical positions and 32% filled commercial and light industrial positions.

"The third quarter also looks brighter for accounting, information technology, engineering and marketing," said Bob Fellinger, chief operating officer at Express. "At least 11% of respondents indicated they plan to hire for these respective areas."

The Express hiring trends survey, which yielded a 9.19% completion rate, also looked at what is most important for new hires. Topping the list is credible work history, followed by job experience and specific skills.

From mid-May to mid-June, Express received more than 4,000 new job orders. Top job openings were for commercial; administrative; professional; sales and marketing; engineering, manufacturing, and technical; health care; information technology; accounting and finance, and human resources.

Express Employment Professionals offers a full range of employment solutions including evaluation hire, temporary staffing, professional search and human resources. With over 550 offices in four countries, Express is committed to the vision of helping as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people.

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