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America Employed: Insights from Express Employment Professionals

April 01, 2016
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Portland, Oregon — Express Employment Professionals released today new survey results revealing the increasing difficulty that employers face when trying to recruit and fill positions.

The findings come from a survey of 340 businesses. Respondents were asked, “Currently, how easy is it for you to recruit and fill positions?”

Only three percent said “very easy,” while 29 percent said “somewhat easy.” Almost half, 49 percent, said “somewhat difficult,” 16 percent said “very difficult,” and another three percent said, “I don’t know.”

More respondents said “very difficult” or “somewhat difficult” (65 percent) in this survey than in any of the four hiring trends surveys conducted by Express in 2015. The increase in reported difficulty corresponds with the decrease in the unemployment rate.

A Pie Chart depicting the Current Ease of Recruiting and Filling Positions

“Due to the tight candidate market, businesses across the East Portland area are saying that finding qualified and committed talent is harder than it has even been and that having a strategic recruiting partner is critical to achieving key business initiatives,” said Sara Moriarty, franchise owner of the East Portland Express office.

The survey of 340 businesses, which are current and former clients of Express Employment Professionals, covers hiring trends for the first quarter of 2016.

If one would like to arrange for an interview with Sara Moriarty, they may call (503) 254-1200.

About Express Employment Professionals
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 East Portland Express office is located at 10011 SE Division St, Suite 102, Portland, OR 97266 and serves the Northeast and Southeast Portland communities. Local businesses and applicants are encouraged to stop by, visit or call (503) 254-1200.

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About Express Employment Professionals - East Portland, OR:

Express Professionals in East Portland, Oregon is a Full-Service Staffing Agency that continually exceeds expectations by providing services to companies in our community while also helping job seekers find employment.

Contact Express Employment Professionals - East Portland, OR:

Sara Moriarty
10011 SE Division St #102
Portland, OR 97266
(503) 254-1200

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