The 2013 Global Job Forecast: Where The Opportunities Are

global job forecast 2013
global job forecast 2013



By Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder


CareerBuilder's first annual global job forecast looks at hiring plans and financial positions of employers in the 10 largest world economies. When it comes to areas of job growth, the U.S. will focus hiring on sales, information technology and customer service positions, while China's attention will be on sales, research and development, and production.

From a fiscal perspective, India, Brazil and China have the highest number of employers in a better financial position than one year ago, while France, Japan and Italy report the lowest numbers. The overall hiring picture is improving, but companies will remain watchful as they navigate headwinds and maneuver through somewhat precarious economic terrain.