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Small Business Human Resource Trends [Infographic]

August 27, 2014

Small businesses are the backbone of America. In fact, according to a recent infographic released by, 50 percent of workers in America work in a small business. Here’s a look at small business HR trends for 2014, according to

  • Small businesses created 63 percent of new jobs from mid-2009 to 2012

  • From 2004 to 2010, micro businesses (one to four employees) created 5.5 million new jobs

  • Businesses with 500 or more employees lost 1.8 million jobs

  • In the next five years, 37 percent of small businesses will have five or more employees

  • Poor hiring decisions account for 30 percent of small business failures

Infographic - Work With Me, People! Statistics on Small Business Human Resource Trends

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