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Sounding Board: What trends are you seeing in hiring?

And, what’s happening with employment costs?

Cynthia Barnett | 8/1/2012

Jay Starkman
Jay Starkman

Jay Starkman
CEO
Engage PEO
Fort Lauderdale

You are seeing what I would best describe as tentative hiring. In service industries, we are seeing a little bit more of an uptick; healthcare always. Health care costs continue to rise, and as a result health care insurance continues to go up. Unemployment taxes. In just about every aspect of having employees, the costs are going up and not just a little.”

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