Companies are still not ready to start hiring staff

U.S. companies, which have shed large percentages of their staffs in the recession, are not yet ready to start hiring again, even though profits have improved in recent months. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 54% of laid-off workers will not be hired back by the companies for which they worked. Cash is available for hiring, but businesses, nervous about the economy, might seek other ways to increase production, such as hiring temporary workers.

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