The nation's C-level financial executives expect to continue hiring during the third quarter, albeit at a slower pace than in the previous period. Some 6 percent of chief financial officers polled in the Robert Half Financial Hiring Index said they anticipated hiring employees in the third period, while 3 percent of those surveyed said they expected cutbacks. Meanwhile, 90 percent of the Robert Half respondents projected no changes in financial staffing levels. The Mountain and West South Central states forecast the greatest gains in financial hiring, with 10 percent of the executives in each region responding that they planned to hire additional staff, and just 1 percent projecting staff reductions. The Robert Half poll includes responses from more than 1,400 CFOs from U.S. companies with 20 or more employees.

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