Jobs creation: 54% of entrepreneurs to increase their workforce in 2013

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Maria Pinelli, Global Strategic Growth Markets Leader at Ernst & Young comments on the latest Jobs Creation survey of 600 entrepreneurs globally.

Despite the uncertain global economic environment and at a time of high levels of unemployment, many of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs continue to grow their business and are expanding their workforce. According to Global jobs creation, more than half of the 600 plus major entrepreneurs across the world surveyed say they expect to increase their work force in 2013 – with the numbers showing remarkable similarity around the world (Americas; Asia-Pacific; and Europe, Middle East, India and Africa). 

Nearly three quarters of the entrepreneurs, who are all former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® winners and had a collective 18% revenue growth rate in the past two years as well as employing over 304,000 people in 51 countries, reported they had raised headcount in 2012.

Read the full story: Global Jobs Creation.