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Hiring, Hesitantly

CFOs continue to add staff cautiously as they monitor demand.

September 1, 2012

Business is growing at Niles Bolton Associates, and director of finance Pat Neeley says the Atlanta-based architecture firm has increased its staff by 15% to 20% from last year. Still, like many of her peers, she is far from upbeat. "We're not really confident that the growth we've seen will continue in the second half," she says. "We have hired quite a few people this year, but we're not going to make the broad assumption that that growth is going to continue through the end of the year. It's so unsure." Indeed, last year the company started out strong, only to see business slow in the latter part of the year. Read more...

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