Silicon Valley Optimistic About Hiring Levels for the First Quarter of the Year

Dec 4, 2012:


SUNNYVALE, CA (December 4, 2012) – The majority of hiring managers throughout the Silicon Valley expect positive hiring levels in the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest West Valley Staffing Group Economic Survey.

Each quarter, West Valley Staffing Group (WVSG) surveys a range ofSilicon Valleyhiring managers about their upcoming hiring needs. The hiring managers come from several industries, including high tech, manufacturing, electronics, finance, semiconductor, medical, aerospace, and alternative energy. Each participant is asked, "Do you expect your hiring needs to increase, remain steady, or decrease in the next quarter and beyond?" This is the only economic survey uniquely exclusive to Silicon Valley!

Hundreds of hiring managers were surveyed this quarter, with 89% predicting that hiring will increase or remain steady during the first quarter of 2013, compared to 91% at this time last year. Meanwhile, only 11% of hiring managers expect their needs to decrease.

“Based on the data that was collected, mostSilicon Valleyhiring mangers are seeing employment levels holding steady,” said Charlie Allport, Executive Vice President of West Valley Staffing Group. “This quarter’s survey indicates that when it comes to hiring, we are looking at another solid quarter.”

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West Valley Staffing Group (WVSG), an independent and privately owned staffing agency, brings over 40 years of experience providing comprehensive staffing services and solutions - through four specialty companies. Established in 1968 as West Valley Engineering, the company was one of the first in the valley to offer temporary technical services toSilicon Valleycompanies.  In 1984, Prostar Staffing was founded to provide clerical and administrative personnel to the growing number of companies in the area.  In 1995,WestValleyTechnology and Accountants Now! were founded to satisfy the demand for specialized information technology and accounting professionals, respectively. Today, all four companies fall under the umbrella organization, WVSG, which has offices inSunnyvale,Pleasanton, and beyond.

West Valley Staffing Group conducts extensive research on hiring and employment trends through our ongoing surveys of executives and hiring managers. Please contact Mary Tran for more information:

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