CareerBuilder Hiring Forecast: Big Finish to Year

15 Website ServicesBy John Zappe

Job growth may have slowed in August and September, and staffing’s outlook is less robust than it has been, but CareerBuilder says this fourth quarter could see some of the strongest hiring since 2006.

Its quarterly hiring forecast says 34 percent of U.S. employers plan to add full-time, permanent workers before the end of the year. Almost the same percentage of employers (33 percent) say they’ll be hiring seasonal workers. Retailers, who collectively hire the bulk of the temporary holiday employees, are even more sure they’ll be hiring. CareerBuilder’s survey founds 53 percent of retail employers expect to add seasonal workers, a full 10-point jump over last year.

“Our study is reflecting a durability in the U.S. economy and labor market,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “Employer confidence is widespread and the strongest we’ve seen since 2006.”

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