Houston: Job growth, wage increase predictionsHouston: Job growth, wage increase predictionshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=85772013-01-14T07:29:00Z2013-01-14T00:00:00Z

HOUSTON - More Houston employers are expecting to hire this year, continuing the trend of job growth in the area. A report by Houston-based Murray Resources Ltd. indicates that 78.7 percent of companies expect to hire this year — up 10 percent from 2012.

Of the companies surveyed, 70 percent report they will hire more full-time workers — an indication of confidence since employers tend to hire part-time and temporary workers when they are less confident about the economy.

Local marketplace trends, such as increased worker hours in manufacturing, indicate Houston is still in full recovery mode due to the robust energy industry.

The challenge has been finding qualified personnel and retaining them. Companies have been adding amenities — such as day care, telecommuting and extra days off — to attract and retain workers. Employees may also expect more raises across the board this year.

Houston Business Journal
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
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