Economic issues have forced the job security of the finance industry down. Between the credit crisis and the slump in the housing market, many companies have found it necessary to reduce the size of their payroll. Despite this, those looking for Chicago finance jobs will still be able to find new opportunities, according to Robert Half International’s Financial Hiring Index.
Through surveying local chief financial officers (CFOs), Robert Half found that 14 percent plan on continuing to create new finance jobs in Chicago through the end of the second quarter of this year. Only 5 percent of CFOs reported that they would be doing away with full-time positions. Although this means that the industry remains relatively stable, the hiring index shows that job growth will be more moderate for time being.