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Silicon Valley survey finds 57% expect Q2 hiring needs to rise

April 14 2017

As the economy improves, California’s manufacturers have expanded in order to meet growing demand, particularly in the field of electronics, according to West Valley Staffing Group’s latest Silicon Valley economic forecast survey.

The quarterly survey found 57.0% of hiring managers predict their hiring needs to increase in the second quarter and 37.0% believe their hiring trends will remain steady. Only 6.0% of hiring managers expect their needs to decrease in the second quarter. 

“An uptick in the economy is always encouraging,” said Charlie Allport, executive VP of West Valley Staffing Group. “And the fact that, according to the latest ‘Manufacturing ISM Report on Business,’ the manufacturing industry is growing, especially in electronics, only serves to increase optimism for the future here in Silicon Valley.”

The survey included more than 1,000 hiring managers from different industries, high tech, manufacturing, electronics, finance, semiconductor, medical, aerospace, alternative energy and more.

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