Only 23% of US Companies Plan to Hire in Next 6 Months; “Lights Out” Moment Coming Up
Only 23 percent of the firms polled in June plan to add to staff in the next six months, the National Association for Business Economics said on Monday.
NABE’s prior survey, conducted in late March and early April, had shown 39 percent of companies planning to add workers.
A July 6 Labor Department report, showed companies asked employees to work longer hours last month, even though they slowed the pace of hiring.
Among companies that produce goods rather than provide services, the impact was even greater, with nearly four in five reporting a Europe-driven decline in revenues.
Three months earlier, only about a quarter of total firms polled thought sales had fallen