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Although 26 percent of employers anticipate hiring more employees in 2013, an increase of three percentage points, they are still expected to remain cautious, according to CareerBuilder’s annual hiring forecast. 

“More than 60 percent of employers reported that they are in a better financial position than last year, and more than 40 percent said their sales increased over the last six months,” says Matt Ferguson , CEO of CareerBuilder. “While this bodes well for job creation, employers are still assessing the implications of a weakened global market and a modest recovery at home.  The guarded approach to hiring that has been evident over the last few years was sustained in part by concerns over the fiscal cliff during the time of the survey.  We don’t expect 2013 to bring any big surprises in regard to employment. Rather, it will continue on a path of stability and gradual growth barring any significant economic disruptions.”  

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