More News on That Supposed Job Boom...

Just got a press release from the consulting firm Accenture, announcing the results of a global survey of 954 executives: Apparently 83 percent of US companies plan to start hiring again in the next 3 months. 22 percent are already actively recruiting.

Though more than half of employees say they'd stick with their current jobs, Accenture predicts that people will change their tune if attractive opportunities and sweet salaries come their way.

So: Are we at the end of the jobless recovery, and on the verge of another war for talent? Or is this just wishful thinking — a nostalgia for the glory days of Free Agent Nation? I'm curious to hear what it looks like from the frontlines of corporate America...what kinds of rumblings are you hearing around your workplaces?

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  • kurt

    we'll see. lot's of predictions on jobs including the recent 300k/mo from Bush's group, which they withdrew quickly, but results haven't panned out for years.

    did accenture ask each employer how many total jobs they'll create, and how many of the total will be created in the US vs. overseas...
    many high tech companies are creating tons of jobs, JNPR, IBM, and others only in India.

    also how many... any postulates...forecasts, estimates, swags. more than 2.7M jobs lost, and 150k new workers/mo. a sustained > 300k/mo job rate will be needed for more than 1 year to get back to neutral.

    that's more telling if the jobless recovery in the US will truly improve.