The Judge Group, a Philadelphia staffing company, said it plans to increase hiring for its internal corporate functions in 2011 by 30 percent, or about 120 employees.

It also expects to boost the number of contractors it supplies with workers to between 3,900 and 4,000 from 3,000 currently.

The company attributed the move to the tax agreement reached this month between President Obama and congressional Republicans and approved by Congress this week.

"The growth is in response to our clients' indication that certainty around taxes have inspired their outlook and increased their hiring plans," the company said.

The Judge Group has about 3,500 workers who provide technology consulting and corporate training services to client companies in the U.S., Canada and China.    - Paul Schweizer