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Forecast Shows Strong Projections for Permanent and Seasonal Hiring in Q4

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Forecast Shows Strong Projections for Permanent and Seasonal Hiring in Q4

CareerBuilder.com forecast for full-time, permanent hiring most optimistic since 2006.

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 employment site CareerBuilder's latest forecast. Thirty-four percent of U.S. employers plan to hire full-time, permanent staff in Q4, and nearly the same percentage (33%) expect to add seasonal staff. More than half (53%) of retailers plan to hire seasonal workers in Q4, up from 43% last year.

"Our study is reflecting a durability in the U.S. economy and labor market," said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation. "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." 

Pay expected to improve over last year as companies keep pace with minimum wage hikes and compete more aggressively for elusive talent." Full-time, Permanent Hiring in Q3 2015
Thirty-nine percent of employers added full-time, permanent headcount in Q3, up from 34% in the same period in 2014 and 28% in 2013. Ten percent decreased headcount, on par with last year, while 49% made no change to staff levels, and 1% was unsure.

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