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Kincannon & Reed Recruiting Veteran Gregory Duerksen Dies at 61

Gregory J. Duerksen, chairman and former CEO of Kincannon & Reed, died unexpectedly in Richmond, VA, on January 31. He was 61. Mr. Duerksen joined Kincannon & Reed in 2001 and became chairman and CEO in 2007. “Greg’s contribution to the firm cannot be overstated,” said Issy Perez, president and CEO of Kincannon & Reed.

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Five People Who Will Never Get a Raise

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with asking for more money. You can be the “squeaky wheel” who gets the boss’s attention. You just need to do it the right way. As CEO of the world’s largest talent organizations, Gary Burnison knows a thing or two about how — and how not — to build a career

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

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ON Partners Appoints Digital Practice Leader, Opens New York Office

Executive search firm ON Partners has expanded with the addition of Marc Gasperino as partner and leader of its digital practice. It has also opened a new office in New York. “Marc brings tremendous knowledge of the digital space, the way technology impacts new and transitioning markets and the talent those markets require,” said Tim Conti, co-founder and

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?

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Hireology Raises $27 Million in Funding

Hireology, a Chicago-based recruitment management platform for the automotive and healthcare sectors, has closed $27 million in series D financing led by Blue Cloud Ventures, with full participation from current investors Bain Capital Ventures and Baird Venture Partners, as well as Silicon Valley Bank. The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s growth in new

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Koya Leadership Partners Seeks Chief Program Officer for Greenpeace USA

Executive recruitment firm Koya Leadership Partners, which specializes in serving non-profit organizations, has been chosen to find a chief program officer for Greenpeace USA. Managing director Nicole Kamaleson and principal Turner Delano are leading the assignment. Greenpeace USA is searching for a dynamic and fearless leader to join its senior management team as chief program

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PearlCare Search Group Recruits CIO for Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

The chief information officer is considered among the most strategic roles within any organization, and for the healthcare sector the role is regarded as an especially critical asset. According to executive search consultants who specialize in recruiting them, the best CIOs have the power to dramatically differentiate a company’s offering in the market, while a

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Heidrick & Struggles Opens Office in Ireland

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has opened a new office in Ireland and named Stafford Bagot as the partner in charge of the Dublin office. “For more than 65 years, we have been providing our clients with diversified solutions to help them build strong leadership teams globally,” said Krishnan Rajagopalan, president

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NGS Global Expands in San Francisco and Singapore

Executive search firm NGS Global continues to grow, recently adding Louis La Rocca and BL Seah as partners in its San Francisco and Singapore offices. Mr. La Rocca has over 17 years of executive search experience and has recruited senior executives for private and public companies at every stage of growth, ranging from early stage to the

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First Time CEO Appointments on the Rise

Each year, Spencer Stuart tracks CEO transitions among S&P 500 companies. These movements can be part of a planned succession or can arise unexpectedly, often the result of company performance or personal issues. In addition to cataloging the reasons for CEO departures the search firm examines information about the successors, including whether or not they are

Seven Qualities of a Perfect Candidate

It’s important to recruit executives that possess the right qualities to steer organizations through uncharted waters. The best leaders have a strong portfolio of future-oriented and change-ready skills that enable them to keep responding to fluctuating market demands. “We have had the opportunity to work on hundreds of searches over the years and during that time, we

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ClearPath Solutions Finds CFO for Café Rio Mexican Grill

Irvine, CA-based executive search firm ClearPath Solutions has placed former BJ’s Restaurant executive Shea Bodet as the new CFO of restaurant chain Café Rio Mexican Grill. Recruiters Amy Wilson, Jessica Dyer and Jack Wilson led the assignment. “Shea is the perfect match for Cafe Rio,” said Ms. Dyer. “She brings a unique combination of technical expertise, leadership, partnership and

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Diversified Search Recruits CEO for Baptist Health

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. Following a national talent hunt, Diversified Search recently placed Brett S. McClung as

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City of Fresno Taps Teri Black & Company to Find Next Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

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Stanton Chase Opens New Office in Raleigh

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Raleigh, NC. Kathleen Lehman Hajek, who joined the search firm last year, has been named managing director of the new office. In addition to serving companies in the Raleigh/Durham and greater Research Triangle Park area, Stanton Chase has a strong presence in

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Why Trust is the Most Critical Ingredient to a Successful Search

Of all the elements that go into an executive search, the most important is trust, according to Price Harding, founding partner of CarterBaldwin Executive Search, in a new report. “Interestingly, there may not be anything in our lives that is more foundational to both business and personal relationships than trust and yet, for most of

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeks CEO for Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting has been enlisted to find a new chief executive officer for the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) in Jacksonville, FL. Former CEO Aundra Wallace stepped down last fall to become president of JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development arm of JAX Chamber, the Jacksonville chamber of commerce. Brian Hughes, chief of staff for Jacksonville’s mayor,

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Fogler Consulting Scores New Men’s Head Basketball Coach for UNLV

Universities have been increasingly turning to search firms to fill their top coaching vacancies. Executive search firm Fogler Consulting recently placed T.J. Otzelberger as the men’s head basketball coach for the University of Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV).  Mr. Otzelberger comes to UNLV from South Dakota State University (SDSU), where he compiled a record of 70-33 during his

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Cejka Executive Search Names President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments in the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Cejka Executive Search named Paul Esselman as president. Mr. Esselman, who has served as the firm’s senior executive vice president and managing director since 2005, has more than 20 years of

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Morgan Hunt Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, London-based search firm Morgan Hunt has appointed Darren Montagu as chief strategy officer. Mr. Montagu previously spent 27 years working for global recruiting firm Hays plc. His career at Hays saw him starting as a trainee recruiter,

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Spencer Stuart Acquires Several Business Units of Aon

With culture shaping now seen as one of the most important drivers to achieve competitive advantage among companies, many search firms – including the global leaders as well as the boutiques – now offer some variation of it. It includes human capital management, business transformation strategy, leader engagement, talent optimization, organizational development, HR transformation, and leadership and

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Myers McRae Finds 23rd President for Judson College

After a year-long national search, Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting recruited W. Mark Tew as the 23rd president of Judson College, a private Baptist women’s college in Marion, AL. He replaced David E. Potts, who served as president from 1990 until 2018. Emily Myers, CEO of the search firm, led the assignment. From the pool of

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Crawfordconnect Seeks Executive Director for Autism, Neurodevelopmental Disorder Group

Executive search firm crawfordconnect has been retained to find a new executive director for Integrated Services for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ISAND), a Toronto-based non-profit organization. Consultant Liz Latimer is leading the assignment for the search firm. Working closely and reporting directly to the board of directors, ISAND’s executive director will be expected to build and

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ManpowerGroup Posts Nine Percent Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of $5 billion, a decrease of nine percent from the same period a year ago. The results beat Wall Street expectations. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected $4.92 billion in revenues. Financial results in the quarter were also impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to foreign currencies compared to the prior year period. U.S. revenue fell 2.1 percent in the first quarter. Revenue also decreased 9.1

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Kennedy Executive Search Adds Unterberger & Partner as Member Firm

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Unterberger & Partner, which has offices in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, as its newest member firm. This provides the organization with further access to the German-speaking markets in Europe. Established in 2007, Unterberger & Partner is led by industry veteran Markus Unterberger and operates

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Recruiters Find New Ways to Add Value for Clients

Technology has changed the game in executive search, making it imperative for recruiters to find new ways of creating value for clients. “With platforms such as LinkedIn providing readily available information on candidates, we’ve seen a disintermediation in the industry,” said John Ellis, CEO of U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group, in a new report by Invenias,

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Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Sports Recruiting Practice

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Jamie Crittenberger as a partner in its U.S. sports practice. He will be based in Washington, D.C. “We’re very excited to welcome Jamie to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “He’s a gold standard recruiter and has more than 20

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Slone Partners Finds CEO for Epic Sciences

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Lloyd Sanders as the new CEO of Epic Sciences in San Diego, CA. He replaces Murali Prahalad, who stepped down after six years at the helm to pursue new opportunities. Dr. Prahalad has been appointed to Epic’s board of directors. Leslie Loveless, partner and CEO, led the search along with Kim

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Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Myers Industries

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Myers Industries retained Hanold Associates to find its next CHRO. Partners Keri Gavin, Kile Hanold and Sonia Nagra are leading the assignment. “Reporting to Myers Industries’ CEO, David Banyard, the CHRO is a close strategic partner

Putting Effective Leaders in Place Now Seen As Urgent Priority

While the need for innovation and driving strategic change is critical to today’s executives, few believe they have the right leaders in place to effectively deliver on strategy, according to a study released by Korn Ferry. The report, “Real World Leadership,” which polled more than 7,500 executives from 107 countries, found that executives’ top leadership development priority

Retail Recruiter Lands CEO for Chico’s

New York-based Herbert Mines Associates has recruited Shelley Broader as president and chief executive officer of Fort Myers-headquartered Chico’s FAS. Past CEO David Dyer had recently announced his retirement. Ms. Broader is an executive with over 25 years of experience leading global and regional retail businesses, including Walmart, Michael’s Stores, and several banners with Delhaize Group. She most recently served as president

RSR Partners Bolsters Industrial Search Practice

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm, has added Alan Renne as managing director in its industrial practice. He will be based in the firm’s Greenwich, Conn., office. Mr. Renne specializes in both public and private diversified industrial companies with extensive portfolios of products, services, and solutions. He also helps companies build competence within their leadership teams and boards,

JDG Associates Taps CEO for American Podiatric Medical Association

Search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has recruited Dr. James Christina as executive director and chief executive officer of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Dr. Christina was selected as the association’s incoming executive director after a comprehensive national search process that began in 2014. Dr. Christina has served APMA as director of scientific affairs since 2005. Prior to joining the staff,

TalentRISE Adds Former CTPartners Recruiter

Former CTPartners recruiter Jennifer Chapman has joined Chicago-based search firm TalentRISE as director, executive search. Ms. Chapman brings nearly 20 years of retained search and related experience across multiple industry sectors to her role. She has placed senior-level candidates in organizations ranging from start-up venture capital concerns to Fortune 50 companies in general management, sales, marketing, finance,

Heidrick Posts 10 Percent Revenue Increase; Stock Jumps 21 Percent

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International / (NASDAQ:HSII) posted consolidated net revenue of $138.4 million in the third quarter, up 10 percent from $125.8 million a year ago. The stock jumped 21 percent on the news. The increase was driven by a 20.4 percent year-over-year increase in the Americas (22.4 percent on a constant currency basis) and a 7.4 percent increase in

Diversified Search Recruits World Affairs Council CEO

Diversified Search has placed Angelica Ocampo as president and chief executive officer for the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. The search was led by Diversified Search managing director Andrew Wheeler, practice leader of the firm’s education and not-for-profit practice. Steven Sokol, the council’s previous president and CEO, left earlier this year to become president and chief executive of

Egon Zehnder to Hunt for Global Law Firm CFO

Multinational law firm Slater and Gordan has retained Egon Zehnder to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Wayne Brown has been CFO and company secretary since 2004 before the law firm became the first in the world to list on the stock exchange in 2007. Mr. Brown faced a particularly challenging period following the law firm’s $1.3

As Oil Prices Drop, Pressure to Find Energy Leaders Rises

Heidrick & Struggles has strengthened its oil, gas and power expertise in the firm’s global industrial practice with the addition of David Pruner. He will be based at the firm’s Houston office. Mr. Pruner joins Heidrick & Struggles from Wood Mackenzie, a global research and strategic advisory firm specializing in the energy, chemicals, metals and mining industries, where

IIC Partners Names Global Chair

IIC Partners has appointed Ruth Curran as its global chair and named four new directors to its board. Ms. Curran has served on the IIC Partners board of directors since 2011. She has been a director for two years and vice chair, EMEA, for two years. She is managing partner of MERC Partners located in Dublin and is

Declining Talent Pool in Energy Sector Creates Opportunity for Recruiters

DHR International has recruited Jay Bartlett chief executive officer of Wabash Valley Power Association. He succeeds longtime CEO Rick Coons, who retires after 36 years of service with WVPA, including 10 as CEO. Chris Guiney, a partner in DHR’s Atlanta office, led the assignment. Mr. Bartlett was previously the president and CEO of Prairie Power Inc., an

Texas-based Health System Retains Spencer Stuart to Find CEO

Memorial Hermann Health System has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current president and CEO Dan Wolterman has announced his intention to retire in the second half of 2016. The board will consider both internal and external candidates. “The complexity and size of an organization like Memorial Hermann – along with the

Boyden Adds Partner in San Francisco

Executive search firm Boyden has added Lynn Ogden as a new partner in its San Francisco office. She becomes a member of the firm’s global consumer and non-profit & education practices. With over 25 years of experience in Asia and the U.S., Ms. Ogden brings to Boyden a blend of executive search, leadership assessment, executive coaching and management consulting

Solving a New Demand: Recruiter Unveils Aviation Search Practice

Roanoke, TX-headquartered Aviation Search Group, an aviation-focused executive search firm, has created a new service dubbed Air Medical Recruit, dedicated specifically to air medical operations to assist with the shortage of aviation personnel. “With flight hours on the rise, we developed the Air Medical Recruit program to solve the hiring demand of air medical operators,” said

Carmichael Fisher Continues Expansion in Europe

Carmichael Fisher has continued its expansion with the launch of a new office in Frankfurt. The opening is in response to growing client demand in the German market and builds on the success of the firm’s existing German office in Hamburg. The new office is the Carmichael Fisher’s sixth EMEA location and will initially be led

Hunt Scanlon Releases Ground-Breaking Report On In-House Recruiting

After an intensive, 18-month review of hundreds of in-house recruiting programs across the U.S., Europe and Asia, Hunt Scanlon Media today released its executive report tracking developments in the field. “This has been an incredible journey for us here at Hunt Scanlon,” said Scott A. Scanlon, founding chairman and the report’s editor-in-chief. “Hundreds of organizations

Korn Ferry Taps Executive Director for International Cinematographers Guild

Korn Ferry has recruited Rebecca Rhine as the national executive director of the 7,000-member International Cinematographers Guild (ICG). She succeeds Bruce Doering who is retiring after a tenure of 30 years with the Guild. The ICG search process was handled by the national officers in close collaboration with Korn Ferry. The recommendation was then approved by the national executive board at their

McDermott & Bull Recruits Non-Profit CEO

Irvine, CA-based executive recruiter McDermott & Bull has assisted Newport Beach, CA-based Project Access, Inc. in the recruitment of Kathy McCarrell as its next chief executive officer. The search was conducted by Chris Bull, managing partner, and Bill Brewer, principal consultant at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. Ms. McCarrell is a highly experienced non-profit executive most recently serving as the executive director of

Execu | Search Group Continues Expansion

The Execu | Search Group has opened new opened offices in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Both locations will specialize in recruiting healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses and physician assistants. Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields. The increasing number of people insured through the Affordable Care Act has created additional demand for

Panorama Expands in Germany and Brazil

Executive recruiters are increasingly being served hiring mandates all over the globe. To meet the demand, search firms continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters, and open new locations. The spike in demand seems to be favoring affiliated global recruiting consortiums and the well-established global players that already have beachheads in place that are close to

Seeking Passionate, Consensus-Building Talent: A Trademark of Jim Zaniello

Jim Zaniello is president and founder of Vetted Solutions, a Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm specializing in serving the leadership needs of associations, non-profit organizations, hospitality and destination marketing industries. The firm focuses on recruiting board directors, CEOs and senior staff positions, providing personalized solutions tailored to each client’s needs and employer brand. In this interview, Jim discusses the

Odgers Berndtson Recruits Head of North America for Hedge Fund As Demand for Senior Managers Rises

Odgers Berndtson has placed Stephen Prince as co-head of TFG Asset Management — TFG’s diversified alternative asset management business — and head of North America for Tetragon Financial Management, LP, TFG’s investment manager. Maria de Rossi, a partner in Odgers’ New York office, led the search. Mr. Prince joins the company from Silver Creek Capital Management LLC, a $7 billion

Robert Half Posts Q3 Revenue Rise

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted third quarter 2015 revenues of $1.31 billion, a 7.4 percent increase from revenues of $1.22 billion during the same period a year ago. The results were fueled by strong revenue results from Protiviti, Robert Half Technology and permanent placement operations. Revenue numbers failed to meet Street forecasts, which expected revenues of $1.32 billion. Global

Los Angeles-Based Hospital Turns to Recruiter for Next CEO

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has recruited Amit Mohan as chief executive officer of Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles. “Barlow Respiratory Hospital was looking for a dynamic healthcare executive with the vision and strategy to continue to grow the hospital and strengthen established relationships with physicians, staff and the community,” said Laura Musfeldt, vice president of senior executive

Search Solutions Group Adds Life Sciences Recruiting Specialist

Executive recruiting firm Search Solution Group has added Jarrett Hoffman as a senior executive recruiter in Baltimore. In March, the firm opened its Baltimore office and named Emil Gerardi as managing partner to lead the new location. Mr. Hoffman began his search career at MRI, where he placed individuals across the country with backgrounds in chemistry, bio-chemistry, biology, physics, material

ManpowerGroup Reports Revenue Loss, Turns to China for Growth

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted revenues of $5 billion for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015, a decrease of eight percent from revenues of $5.4 billion during the same time a year ago. Numbers fell short of Wall Street’s forecasts which expected $5.04 billion in revenues during the quarter. Financial results were significantly impacted by the stronger

Howard Fischer Associates Lands CFO for Tyco

Executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) has assisted Tyco International plc in its search for a chief financial officer with the recruitment of Robert E. Olson. He succeeds Arun Nayar, who will step down from the CFO role and retire from the company at the end of this calendar year. Howard Fischer recently recruited Michael J. Cavanagh as

Bridge Partners Taps Transformational Leader for Gallaudet University

New York headquartered executive search firm Bridge Partners, LLC has placed Roberta Cordano as the 11th president of Gallaudet University. Gallaudet’s current president, T. Alan Hurwitz, is retiring at the end of this year. Tory Clarke, co-founder and partner of Bridge Partners, led the search. Ms. Cordano, who is deaf, currently serves as the vice president of

Allegis Partners Further Expands HR Practice

Global executive search firm Allegis Partners has added Robert Lambert as a managing director in the firm’s human resources practice at its Orange County office. Mr. Lambert joins the firm from Morgan Samuels, where he was a senior client partner. Previously, he led his own consultancy, Lambert Consulting Partners (LCP), which provided talent management and strategic human capital advisory

Leadership Capital Group Forms Alliance With Ackermann Group

Westport, CT-based executive search firm Leadership Capital Group has joined forces with Madrid- headquartered Ackermann Group to expand its regional capabilities. The deal expands both firms’ presence throughout Latin America in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Peru, Chile and Costa Rica with over 50 search consultants in the region. Leadership Capital Group has been a primarily North American and

Hiring Is Surging — So Why Do So Many People Feel Left Behind?

Full-time, permanent hiring in the fourth quarter is projected to be the most robust since 2006, with seasonal hiring poised to outpace last year’s projections by a healthy margin, according to CareerBuilder’s latest forecast. Thirty-four percent of U.S. employers plan to hire full-time, permanent staff this quarter, and nearly the same percentage (33 percent) expect to

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