By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | September 8, 2016


CHICAGO, Illinois (September 8, 2016) — Brilliant™, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, released its Q4 2016 Hiring Forecast today. The data indicates businesses plan to increase their hiring of accounting, finance and IT professionals more in the coming 12 months than they have reported in the past two years.

The Brilliant Q4 2016 Accounting, Finance and IT Hiring Forecast, produced with Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan, studies the hiring trends among proprietary entities in the greater Chicago and south Florida markets.

The study found one third of businesses reported unfilled positions in accounting, finance and IT, and the overall strength in their hiring plans indicates continued growth within their businesses.

“Among all respondents, 25 percent planned to increase hiring of accounting and finance professionals, up from 17 percent last quarter and 20 percent this same time last year. This was the highest level we’ve seen since 28 percent was reported back in the Q4 2014 Hiring Forecast,” says Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan. “Further, one third reported unfilled positions among their accounting, finance and IT teams.”

Brilliant CEO Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive) adds, “Our study brings important insight into the future of accounting, finance and IT, and the overall health of the labor market. We haven’t seen a spike in hiring plans like this in quite some time. This is a remarkable degree of optimism given the unpredictability of the economy and the tightened talent pool.”

The study surveyed hiring managers and human resources professionals between July 18, 2016 and August 5, 2016.

Download the Brilliant Q4 2016 Accounting, Finance and IT Hiring Forecast here.

About Brilliant™
Connecting People and Opportunities
Founded in 2009, Brilliant is an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology. The firm represents high-quality professionals and connects them with opportunities within a variety of industries throughout the greater Chicago and south Florida markets. Brilliant was named on Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50, Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms, Chicago’s and Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, Inc. 5000, Staffing 100 List for North America, and Inavero’s 2016 Best of Staffing. Visit www.brilliantfs.com.

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Laurie Canning, Brilliant,
Lcanning@brilliantfs.com or 312.582.1812


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