Job Market Optimism Returns

INSIDE MARKET DATA REVIEW

In recent years, companies have sought cost savings by cutting staff. Now, say panelists at IMD 2006, firms are willing to spend again to hire staff who have the skills to deliver permanent cost savings through technical advances, vendor negotiations and other areas.

"We need more talented people to support the diversification of our markets," said John Wojcik, associate director at Barclays Capital. "And there are a lot of talented people out there that we get to pick and choose from."

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