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CFO Survey Shows Optimistic Job Market

A global business outlook survey conducted by Duke University shows companies are beginning to hire again.

Leoneda Inge:  The quarterly Duke University, CFO Magazine Survey paints a much rosier jobs picture than in the past several quarters.  John Graham is a Finance professor at Duke and director of the survey.   He says Chief Financial Officers are optimistic in 2012.

John Graham:  This is the most positive survey we’ve done since before the recession began.  So for the first time in several years, I would say, the overall outlook is good in the United States according to CFOs.

Hiring is expected to increase by two-point-one percent.  And Graham says wages are expected to rise by just under three-percent.  Close to 900 CFOs from public and private companies were questioned for the survey.

Leoneda Inge is WUNC’s race and southern culture reporter, the first public radio journalist in the South to hold such a position. She also is co-host of the podcast Tested and host of the special podcast series, PAULI. Leoneda is the recipient of numerous awards from AP, RTDNA and NABJ. She’s been a reporting fellow in Berlin and Tokyo. You can follow her on Twitter @LeonedaInge.
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