Small-business employment grew by .25 percent during Febraury after a 2.75 decrease in January, according to the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index, which measures hiring trends among companies with 300 or fewer employees. 

“The CBIZ Small Business Employment Index reported a .25 percent gain in February, in line with positive reports from other sources,” says Philip Noftsinger, business unit president for CBIZ Payroll Services. “February’s gain, although slight, is an important one in that it is a positive sign that employment gains in the small-business sector are holding outside the holiday shopping season.”

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