The March, 2010 issue of Inc. magazine has a short article explaining why Inc. 500 CEO’s are smiling. They’re getting ready for good times ahead – and they’re creating jobs. With the national unemployment rate hovering around 10 percent, it’s clear that many businesses don’t feel confident enough about the economy to begin hiring again.
Fortunately, there are exceptions. In a recent poll of Inc. 500 CEO’s, the vast majority said they have been hiring and will continue to do so throughout 2010.
93% – expect to hire employees within the next 6 months
96% – do not expect to layoff employees within the next 6 months
65% – have hired between 1 and 10 employees in the past six months
60% – are very optimistic about 2010
Read the full article here.