By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | March 8, 2016

CHICAGO, Illinois (March 8, 2016) — Brilliant™, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, released its Q2 2016 Hiring Forecast today. The data indicates companies have a significantly higher number of open accounting, finance and IT positions moving into the second quarter.

The Brilliant Q2 2016 Accounting, Finance and IT Hiring Forecast, produced with Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, studies the hiring trends among proprietary entities in the greater Chicago and south Florida markets every quarter.

The study was conducted between January 22, 2016 and February 1, 2016.

Data indicates that businesses are reporting a spike in open accounting, finance and IT positions, while their hiring plans remain shifted towards IT. Further, the recent gains were mainly for multiple positions, with significant increases in the number of companies reporting 10 or more open positions.

Dr. Curtin explains, “For accounting and finance positions, 45 percent of survey respondents reported one or more openings, up from 34 percent last quarter and 39 percent in last year’s hiring forecast for the same period. Open IT positions were reported by 44 percent, up from last quarter’s 37 percent and below the 58 percent reported the same time last year.”

Brilliant CEO Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive) adds, “The overall strength in hiring plans indicates that hiring managers and human resources professionals expect continued growth and/or stability in their business. Additionally, they plan to fill the vacancies as quickly as possible. This is a remarkable degree of optimism given the recent financial markets volatility and global economic headwinds.”

About Brilliant™
Brilliant is a search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and IT. The firm includes former Big 4 hiring managers and leading industry professionals in the greater Chicago and south Florida markets. Brilliant was named Inavero’s 2016 Best of Staffing Talent, No. 1 fastest-growing company on 2015 Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50; One of Chicago’s and Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® 2014, 2015; 1,165 on the 2015 Inc. 5000; and No. 2 on 2015 Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms. Learn more:

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Laurie Canning, Brilliant, or 312.582.1812

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