Good news for the job market: both workers and managers expect strong job growth in the coming months. The February Hudson Index indicates that 32 percent of workers (up 2 percent) and 33 percent of managers (up 3 percent) expect their organization to add jobs in the near future.

In addition, a record low of 14 percent expect layoffs in the coming months.

Of course, the numbers are based on employee perceptions, but it does suggest that employees are becoming increasingly optimistic about the job market. I’d be interested in hearing your perception of the job market where you live (hint: leave a comment).

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UPDATE: I just came across another interesting Hudson survey:

  • 21 percent of employees beleive they will earn “significantly” more in 2007 than in 2006
  • 42 percent of employees expect to earn “a little” more in 2007 than in 2006

Thus, about two-thirds of employees have a positive outlook on their financial situation.

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