| Jonathan A. Schein President & CEO Real Estate Media GlobeSt.com || |
5/28/03: A recent survey of 1,400 CFOs interviewed for the Robert Half International Financial Hiring Index showed that the strongest demand is for professionals in the finance, insurance and the real estate sectors. Within this sector, 15% of financial executives expect to hire personnel while 4% anticipate staff reductions. With a net hiring increase of 11%, this forecast is up three points from the previous quarter’s projections. This echoes a recent column reporting a similar trend as stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, the Robert Half survey also broke down the hiring trend by market. The highest percentage of hiring is coming from the Mountain region (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) due to, “A high volume of transactions in home building, home sales, mortgage refinancing and property management.” Max Messmer, CEO of Robert Half adds that, “qualified financial professionals at all levels with real estate property management or construction are in high demand.” In other words, not only is this part of the industry still showing growth, but some regions are even growing faster.