The economic impact of COVID-19 will be felt for years to come, but according to the results of our regional Cape Fear Talent survey, employers are still hiring. Over 55% of employers surveyed since mid-March indicated their businesses would grow over the next three years.
"So, amid the pandemic and this jobs downturn, businesses are still expressing optimism about hiring,” Michael Hogan, economic development analyst with RTI International said Tuesday during the survey’s unveiling. “But it's lower than peer regions in previous years. So, what we are optimistic about and what the data shows us is that companies are still planning for growth and they are expecting to hire between 9,600 and 17,500 new employees in the next three years."
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