Dallas Jobs Outlook Still Mixed, Should Improve This Year
Although most people think Dallas jobs
are still hard to come by, more Dallas work
will be created this year as the economy improves and companies pick up hiring.
The Q4 2010 survey from Capital One Bank
found that 57 percent of Texas consumers and businesses think jobs are hard or almost impossible to find, while only 37 percent of respondents think jobs are easy to find or can be found with effort.
Although the majority of respondents still think it's difficult to find work, that number has slightly decreased from Q3 2010, when 58 percent of consumers and businesses said jobs were hard or almost impossible to find.
On the up side, the majority of businesses think the economy in Texas is continuing to improve, with 52 percent of survey respondents having a positive outlook. Another 42 percent of businesses think the economy is stable and only 6 percent think the economy is getting worse.
That positive outlook could be contributed to the fact that 53 percent of large businesses and 38 percent of small businesses reported being in a better financial situation than they were during the previous year. Another plus - the improving economy and better financial situation will mean more hiring for many businesses.
The survey found that 40 percent of large businesses and 37 percent of small businesses are planning to hire more workers during the next six months, while another 29 percent of large businesses are planning to spend more money on development and investments.
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