Healthcare jobs continue to lead the way as the recovery steadily picks up steam and, as a result, firms should focus their efforts on recruiting and onboarding therapists and nurses to ensure that inventory is immediately available the moment new orders are acquired.
The continued increase in demand for project managers in IT points to a coming surge in application development and infrastructure roles in the next three months. Also on the technical side, the demand for engineers, especially of the industrial variety, will continue to climb as manufacturing operations throughout North American plan for substantial growth in 2011.
Modest declines in accounting roles are temporary as hiring will quickly peak for year-end, tax, and compliance activities common in the first quarter. However, firms specializing in these areas should plan for unusually high demand as many organizations are still rebuilding their accounting teams from the massive layoffs of the recession.