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Midwest businesses expect strong economy and job growth in 2014

Posted on December 26th, 2013 Read time: 1 minutes

Job growth in Ohio looks positive for the new year as a survey found that many Ohio businesses will be hiring in 2014.

The National Business Trends Survey polled 149 Ohio businesses and found 92 percent of them believed the economy will be approving in 2014, which is good news for those looking for work.

The survey polled more than 1,000 businesses in the Midwest region about their thoughts concerning the economy and hiring trends for 2014. One of the states that believed the economy would improve and would consider hiring in 2014 was Ohio. The survey found 58 percent of the Ohio businesses that took the survey expect sales and revenues to increase in 2014 and more than 50 percent of the businesses that were surveyed believed they would be hiring during the first quarter 2014.

More than 260 businesses in Michigan were also polled for the survey and 52 percent of respondents believed they would be adding jobs during first quarter 2014 and 51 percent saying they would take on some new workers when the second quarter rolls around.

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