Previously 17th, New Standing Cited in Dallas Business Journal’s Annual Listing for 2013; Firm’s Growth Reflects Expanded Hiring by Texas’ Organizations
Calise & Co., a leading executive search firm based in Dallas, currently ranks as the 14th largest retained executive search firm in North Texas according to the Dallas Business Journal’s annual Book of Lists for 2013. Previously, Calise was listed as 17th among firms in this category.
Calise cites the positive employment climate in Texas as a key factor for the firms’ growth. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas ranks #2 in the nation in expanding employment by gaining 259,500 jobs between August 2011 and the same month in 2012. Further, as of October 2012, there is 6.8% unemployment in Texas compared to 7.9% nationwide. In Dallas, the unemployment rate is 6.7%. Less than 4% is considered full employment.
“With such percentages in the state’s employment, companies in North Texas are hiring and seeking top professionals for job positions,” said Paula Calise, principal, Calise & Co. “With our diversified industry experience, we are responding to organizations’ needs to place “A” players in these positions.”
“It is gratifying to be recognized by the latest ranking in the Dallas Business Journal’s noted listing for retained executive search firms,” continued Calise. “As we continue to build our firm and expand our service offerings, we are excited about the impact the positive employment climate is having on our recruitment and placement efforts.”