Brilliant Q2 2019 Accounting, Finance & Information Technology Hiring Forecast
Since 2012, Brilliant, an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, has been conducting a quarterly study on the hiring trends and economic factors impacting the labor market. Brilliant works with internal statisticians to analyze the data from their comprehensive study which includes an extensive survey to human resources professionals and other hiring managers throughout the Greater Chicago and South Florida areas. The individuals who participate in the study are responsible for hiring accounting, finance and/or information technology professionals within their respective industries which includes manufacturing, distribution, health care, consumer products, financial services, professional services, retail, real estate, insurance, technology, consumer goods and nonprofit organizations, among others.
Brilliant™ Reports Elevated Number of Open Positions in Accounting, Finance and IT Moving into Q2 2019
Most open positions reported are in Corporate Accounting and Software & Database Administration roles
AS WE ENTER THE SECOND QUARTER OF the last year of the decade, it’s important to assess how businesses are faring in the economy. We continue to experience the lowest U.S. unemployment rates in nearly 50 years with the rates for accounting, finance and information technology (IT) professionals even lower.
The Brilliant Q2 2019 Accounting, Finance and IT Hiring Forecast looks at important hiring trends and economic factors affecting the accounting, finance and IT professions. Close to 300 human resources professionals and managers responsible for hiring accounting, finance and/or IT talent participated in the study between January 22, 2019, and February 25, 2019.
Last quarter, we saw 51 percent of businesses report unfilled positions in accounting and finance – a five-year high – and 38 percent report openings in IT. The Q2 2019 hiring forecast indicates a slightly lower number, albeit still elevated, number of businesses are reporting open positions in accounting, finance and IT, with robust plans to hire.
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