Help Wanted! Our 2017 Industry Hiring Survey


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January 2017: This month we conducted an industry survey on plans for hiring during the year. Included here is a summary of the results. We started by simply asking, “Do you plan to hire additional people this year?” More than half of the respondents answered yes while about a third said no—which we take as an optimistic sign that our industry plans to expand in 2017.

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And, while we didn’t ask how many people per company, it can be noted by the responses to Question 2 that those companies are planning to hire on average 2.5 people this year.

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Plus, based on Question 3 responses, a great deal of that will take place in the first half of the year.

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It is interesting to note that the bulk of the planned new hires will be in technical and operations areas (line operators, process engineers and the like) with few in administration and management. As expected, a good number of sales and customer service personnel will also be added. We believe this points to a general flattening of internal structure and a real expansion in the industry.

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