Cautious optimism is the catchphrase for Sacramento-area employers and recruiters in early 2011.
There’s a brighter mood in hiring offices, employers are saying. Recruiters say companies that survived the bad times that brought hiring to a standstill in 2010 are ready to break the logjam in 2011.
“It feels totally different now around here,” said Curt Cetraro, chief executive officer of ConnectPoint Search Group, a Sacramento-based recruiting firm. “Business is very busy right now. “We’re seeing needs in accounting, IT, lower-level clerk positions. A good percentage are new positions. That was not the case last year.”