Financial executives expect to continue hiring in the third quarter, but the rate of growth is anticipated to ease somewhat from second-quarter levels, according to the Robert Half International Financial Hiring Index.

Among 1,400 chief financial officers polled, 7 percent said that they plan to expand their full-time staff, while 4 percent forecast reductions in personnel. The net 3 percent increase is three points below the second-quarter projection. The majority of respondents, 87 percent, expect no change in employee levels.

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