Local employers upbeat about hiring, survey says
Roughly 25 percent of local human resource executives said their companies will add more full-time employees in 2011, according to a new survey from Eastern Benefits Group, a Natick-based subsidiary of Eastern Bank.
Only 8 percent of human resource executives surveyed said they expect a decline in hiring in 2011.
Another survey finding: Many participants believe that the new national health-care law will raise costs for both employees and employers. According to the survey, 83 percent of respondents believe that the new health-care legislation will cost employers more in 2011
The survey was conducted from Dec. 1 through Jan. 14; it had 209 respondents from Massachusetts and nine respondents from other New England states, Eastern Benefits Group said.