56.5% of Firms Plan to Hire

There's some good news and some bad news: lots of firms intend to hire, but probably not aggressively enough to bring down the unemployment rate very quickly. That's what a new survey tells us. Here's Steve Schaefer from Forbes with the results:

The Third-Quarter CFO Outlook Survey, built on interviews with 249 chief financial officers conducted by Financial Executives International (FEI) and Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business, reports that 56.5% of those surveyed plan to hire additional employees in the next six months.

That might sound great, but those same CFOs also say that unemployment should remain above 9% for most or all of 2011. In other words, most firms will hire, but they don't expect incredible workforce growth.

Read the full story at Forbes.