PR Newswire (05/23/12)
Small businesses with 250 or fewer employees are reporting stronger sales and increased hiring plans, according to ASA corporate partner CareerBuilder’s latest nationwide study. Nearly one-third said their sales increased over the past two quarters and nearly half expect sales to increase over the next two quarters. Nineteen percent added permanent employees over the past two quarters, and 24% expect to add permanent employees over the next two quarters. “While still cautious, the increased sales and hiring activity among small businesses bodes well for where the market is headed,” says Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America.