Job prospects rising for Tenn. professionals

US_Q4_Projected_Hiring_by_Profession.jbp.jpgUnemployed Tennessee professionals stand a decent chance of landing a new job in the fourth quarter, according to a survey by Robert half International, a specialized staffing firm.

A net 23 percent of executives in Tennessee said they planned to add professional jobs in the last three months of the year, according to RHI’s Professional Employment Report.

Nationwide, 6 percent of executives said they planned to hire in the 4Q, the report says.

“This report indicates that Tennessee executives are more optimistic about their growth prospects for the fourth quarter than they have been in previous months,” Chad Leibundguth, RHI regional vice president said in a press release. “With a recent spike in temp-to-hire activity, we’re seeing that local employers are confident about their hiring plans, particularly in the fields of healthcare and financial services,” he said.

Nationwide, most executives — 86 percent — expect at least some growth for their companies in the 4Q. However, 47 percent said finding skilled professionals is a challenge.

Read the complete RHI report here.