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Strong Projections for Permanent and Seasonal Hiring in Q4

PR Newswire (10/08/15)

Full-time, permanent hiring in the fourth quarter is projected to be the most robust since 2006, and seasonal hiring is poised to outpace last year’s projections by a healthy margin, according to a survey of 2,326 hiring managers and human resource professionals by ASA corporate partner CareerBuilder. Thirty-four percent of U.S. employers plan to hire full-time, permanent staff in the fourth quarter, up from 29% in 2014. Thirty-three percent expect to add seasonal staff, up from 26% last year. Fifty-three percent of retailers plan to hire seasonal workers, up from 43% last year.

“Our study is reflecting a durability in the U.S. economy and labor market,” says Matt Ferguson, chief executive officer of CareerBuilder. “Employer confidence is widespread and the strongest we’ve seen since 2006. Hiring will continue on an upward trajectory for both permanent and seasonal positions, with pay expected to improve over last year as companies keep pace with minimum wage hikes and compete more aggressively for elusive talent.”