Recruiters and hiring managers are expecting to see modest job gains during the first six months of 2012, according to a national survey conducted by Dice Holdings Inc., a provider of specialized career websites for professional communities.

The survey shows that 47 percent of hiring managers and recruiters plan on additional hiring during the first half of 2012, compared to the second half of 2011. This figure is similar to the mid-2011 forecast in which 51 percent of respondents said they were anticipating more hiring in the next six months.

Regarding how the effects the economy has had on hiring goals for the next six months, 43 percent of respondents say their companies' and clients' plans are the same; however, 21 percent of respondents are increasing hiring, which suggests they may see the economy as more constructive. The survey also reveals that 30 percent of respondents say they have reduced their hiring plans.

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