According to the latest ExecuNet Recruiter Confidence Index (RCI) data, from the October survey of 172 executive recruiters, 56 percent are “confident” or “very confident” the executive employment market will improve during the next six months – which is essentially unchanged from last month. Those who are not confident that executive employment market conditions will improve during this period of time dropped from 8 percent in September to 6 percent in October, which marks the lowest “not confident” reading since May 2008.

The industries recruiters expect will generate the greatest growth in executive-level job opportunities through the end of 2009 include:

1.  Healthcare                                                  
2.  Clean/Green Technology                                    
3.  Energy/Utilities                                         
4.  Pharmaceuticals/Medical Devices/ Biotech                 
5.  Environmental Products/Services                             
Source: ExecuNet Executive Insider newsletter