Sixty-six percent of senior executives say the jobs bill would not be a hedge against global economic trends, such as Europe's unpredictable economy, according to Korn/Ferry International, a global provider of talent management solutions. 

Still, 67 percent of respondents say hiring in the local government is heading in the wrong direction. Only 20 percent of respondents do not think local government hiring is going in the wrong direction while 13 percent have no opinion.

The survey also shows that 71 percent of respondents say improving jobs in the construction sector is an important way to better the U.S. economy. Twenty-one percent of respondents disagree, and 8 percent of respondents hold no opinion.

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