Only 13 percent of employers increased employees in Q1 by Brian Blum in Recruitment 02 Apr 2009 Thirteen percent of employers said they increased their number of full-time, permanent employees in the first quarter – down from 31 percent this time last year – while 60 percent reported their staff levels remained the same. Meanwhile, 26 percent reported a reduction in headcount, up from 13 percent this time last year. Those are some of the results from a recent survey from Caree This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share Brian Blum Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.