Reuters (02/03/12) Emily Kaiser
A survey of 2,155 small businesses by the National Federation of Independent Business reveals that hiring was flat in January and that the percentage of small business owners with hard-to-fill job openings rose to a more than three-year high of 18%. According to the poll, 11% of small businesses added jobs at the same time that 11% eliminated jobs. The percentage of small business owners expecting to generate new jobs fell for the third straight month to 5%.
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