Prospects for job seekers in Los Angeles look promising for the next six months.

A survey by staffing firm Robert Half International released on Thursday found that 83 percent of Los Angeles chief financial officers said they plan to hire full-time employees over the next six months to expand or fill vacant positions.

That number is down slightly from the survey conducted six months ago, but 91 percent of CFOs said they are optimistic about their companies’ ability to create new jobs in the next six months, according to the survey.

“The greater Los Angeles hiring outlook is strong, and there are good opportunities for professional-level candidates looking to progress in their careers,” said Brandi Britton, Robert Half’s district director, in a statement. “With the rapid growth that many companies are experiencing, businesses are promoting from within and hiring in-demand talent externally, which are good signs for all.”

But as companies expect to hire, they also expect to have a hard time finding the right employees. Of the CFOs surveyed, 63 percent said it can be challenging to find skilled candidates to fill their available positions. Skills including marketing, legal, accounting, human resources, administrative, and information technology fields were all listed as in demand.