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Alexandria, Va., July 3, 2013 – Hiring in July is expected to jump in the service sector and rise marginally in the manufacturing sector compared with one year ago, according to a
report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
In the service sector, 49.6 percent of HR professionals said their company plans to hire workers, while 7.1 percent will cut jobs—leaving a positive net of 42.5 percent. The remaining 43.3 percent expect no changes to staffing levels in July.
In the manufacturing sector, 50.7 percent of companies will hire, while 12.3 percent will trim payrolls—leaving a hiring net of 38.4 percent. The remaining 37 percent expect to hold steady with no hiring or layoffs in July.
The rise in hiring in both sectors is expected to mark the highest level for the month since July 2010.
On an annual basis—comparing July 2013 with July 2012—service-sector hiring will increase by a net of 18.4 points and manufacturing–sector hiring will increase by 1.7 points.
The findings are detailed in the monthly
SHRM Leading Indicators of National Employment®, or LINE Report. The report provides a human resource snapshot of month-ahead hiring expectations. Respondents include HR professionals from 500 private service-sector companies and 500 manufacturing companies.
“Despite the uptick in hiring and general rise in recruiting difficulty, we aren’t seeing an increase in new-hire compensation,” said Jennifer Schramm, manager of workplace trends and forecasting at SHRM.
The SHRM LINE Report includes the only national monthly employment indices featuring a new-hire compensation index and a recruiting-difficulty index.
The July 2013 report’s new-hire compensation data shows:
Regarding the recruiting-difficulty index:
To read the full SHRM LINE Report, visit:
http://www.shrm.org/line and click the “SHRM LINE July 2013” link. Follow SHRM Research on Twitter
Media: The SHRM LINE Report is released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on the first Thursday of each month. The SHRM employment expectations index describes the same time period referenced approximately one month later in the Employment Situation Report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
About the Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 260,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and the United Arab Emirates. Visit SHRM Online at
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