The Grant Thornton news release said that t wo out of three (66%) finance executives also expect another double-digit increase in employee health care costs this year while 32% do not.
The outlook for workers is mixed, according to the announcement. Companies are about evenly split on hiring plans with 51% saying they will increase the rate of hiring in 2006 while 48% say their companies will not.
These are among the key findings from the Grant Thornton LLP Survey of Senior Finance Executives, which polled 122 chief financial officers and comptrollers at companies ranging in size from more than $2 billion in annual revenues to less than $50 million in annual revenues.
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