According to ManpowerGroup, U.S. employers expect to increase hiring in the third quarter of 2013. The expected growth is 12 percent, seasonally adjusted. This is greater than the same figure for the second quarter, as well as the last year's third quarter. The trend for the last five years has been cautious expansion, and continues with this latest prediction.

Michael Doyle, vice president and general manager of the ManpowerGroup, comments, "Boring can be good to some degree because we are just constantly around something positive, but it's just not very aggressive growth."

Research by TechServe Alliance is also cause for reserved optimism. They found information technology jobs had grown five percent between May 2012 and May 2013. The current number of IT roles is at an all-time high.

Both of these reports point to current growth and a reasonable expectation for the same in the future. As ever, job growth tends to impact temporary workers first, especially in times that still feel uncertain. Companies interested in hiring in the spirit of tentative optimism should contact a staffing agency to discuss their options as they regard the contingent workforce.

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