Friday, January 25, 2008

Employment Demand Still There

I continue to be asked what we are seeing in the employment market. I just got back from visiting our office in Bellevue, WA and am happy to report that hiring demand remains strong in the Pacific Northwest across the board in terms of different industries as well as range of positions. During the two days that I was in the office, we picked up orders for Director of Tax, Staff Accountant, Assistant Controller, Senior Accountant as well as several others.

The same thing holds true in Silicon Valley as well as in Phoenix. Our office in Phoenix reports that demand for contract services remains strong as clients continue to supplement their workforce with contingent workers. While accounting needs are still strong in Santa Clara, we are also starting to see more needs for auditors in the IT area. Positions such as IT Compliance Manager and IT Security Managers appear to remain hot with clients looking for professionals coming out of Big 4 firms.

It is our feeling that good financial talent is still scarce and because of this, firms continue to turn to outside recruiting firms to feed their recruiting needs. Additionally, the work flow has not slowed so they continue to require specialized contractors to keep up with the work.