Hiring expected to increase in Lehigh Valley

Survey shows increase expected over next 6 months

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Published: Apr 30 2013 11:22:41 AM EDT

Looking for a job in the Lehigh Valley? The next six months could be a good time to find one.

A market research firm, KAA, surveys area businesses every quarter and the most recent survey shows local businesses plan to significantly increase employment over the next six months.

The average business participant in the survey said its planning to add one more employee in the next six months.

This translates to 6,600 new employees, an increase of 4.2% at annual rates, the highest point for this indicator since 2007.