As more than two-thirds of employers from Brazil and India plan to hire full-time, permanent employees, job confidence is highest among those two countries in comparison to the rest of the world, according to a study by CareerBuilder.

Meanwhile, Italy is the least optimistic with more respondents planning to cut employees as opposed to those that plan to hire. 

"The job outlook presents varying degrees of growth and deceleration as governments and businesses strive to rebuild and expand and deal with large deficits," says Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. "Hiring activity in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) is projected to be significantly higher than other markets while recruitment in Europe remains sluggish as leaders struggle to resolve a debt crisis that has global implications. The overall hiring picture is improving, but companies will remain watchful as they navigate headwinds and maneuver through somewhat precarious economic terrain."

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