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Survey Shows Businesses Have Positive Expectations About Employment Market Trending Up in 2018

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Company conducting survey has given employees bonuses due to tax reform legislation

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BY:  / the Washington Free Beacon

Forty-two percent of businesses surveyed said they expect the current employment market to trend up in 2018, according to a survey from Express Employment Professionals.

Forty-nine percent of businesses said they expected the job market to stay the same and only 9 percent said they expected it to trend down.

“The employment environment is trending up,” said Reid Bates, owner of Express Employment Professionals offices in Washington. “Employers are starting their search early and often, given the heightened awareness of a tight labor market. The outlook for a strong business environment, due in part to tax relief, is fueling part of that growth on top of an already heating up economy.”

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