LINE shows strong hiring outlook for April

March 22, 2005

According to new numbers from the Leading Indicator of National Employment (LINE), March employment growth remained strong, and hiring projections for April appear positive as human resource (HR) professionals report an increased number of new vacant positions in the manufacturing sector.

While there was a dip in employment numbers from February to March, the outlook remains positive because of an increase in vacant positions. Employment numbers for exempt and non-exempt employees remained relatively stable from February, however, HR professionals report a sizeable increase in vacant exempt positions, meaning that employment numbers may increase in the next two months as recruiters fill those jobs.

SHRM/Rutgers LINE identifies early economic trends and growth in the national job market by surveying HR professionals at manufacturing firms.



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