More Business Leaders Predict Growth for 2017

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Number of Leaders Expecting Exponential Growth Increases Year Over Year

Express Employment Professionals released new poll results revealing business leaders’ business performance predictions for 2017.

Employers were asked, “What are your business performance predictions for 2017?” on the Refresh Leadership blog for executives and business leaders.

Of 133 respondents, 58 percent said, “We will see moderate growth.” Another 21 percent predict “exponential growth,” while 14 percent expect to “remain steady, but unchanged.” Five percent say they “will likely experience a decrease in business activity.”

In 2015, 50 percent of respondents anticipated moderate growth and 16 percent predicted exponential growth.

In a corresponding poll on the Movin’ On Up blog for job seekers and those starting their careers, 77 readers answered the question, “What are your job market predictions for 2017?” A slim majority of readers, 27 percent, said “Up and up! I’m definitely getting a job offer or promotion this year.” This is an increase from 2015 when 18 percent of respondents indicated they expected a new job or promotion.

The next highest percentage of readers, 26 percent, responded with “It’s good enough to test the waters and see what else is out there for me.” The percentage of respondents selecting this option dropped from 2015, when the number was 34 percent.

This optimism comes on the heels of a fourth quarter hiring trends survey of 293 employers where 64 percent of respondents indicated the current employment market is trending up.

Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $3.02 billion in sales and employed a record 500,002 people in 2015. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually.

The Bend Express office is located at 61379 S Highway 97 and serves the Central Oregon area. Local businesses and applicants are encouraged to stop by, visit http://workforce.expresspros.com or call 541-389-1505.

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Connie Worrell Druliner of Bend Express Employment Professionals

Franchise Owner Express Employment Professionals 61379 S Highway 97 Bend, OR 97702 541-389-1505 connie.worrell@expresspros.com

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