Employers refilling open accounting jobs amid pandemic

Nearly 70 percent of organizations that have furloughed or laid off their employees during the novel coronavirus pandemic plan to back-fill the roles that were eliminated with other employees taking over, according to a new survey, and nearly half (46 percent) of respondents in accounting and finance indicated that their department would definitely back-fill roles that were eliminated during the pandemic.

The survey, by the staffing company Adecco, which runs Accounting Principals, polled 1,152 hiring decision-makers and managers, and found that nearly 86 percent of general respondents said they plan to back-fill roles in less than a year and 61 percent plan to do so in less than six months. Nearly half (44 percent) of the respondents in accounting and finance departments of accounting/finance departments plan to do so within four to six months and 32 percent plan to do so between seven and 11 months.

Back-filling means filling an

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