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Positive outlook for the summer hiring season

Posted on April 2nd, 2013 Read time: 1 minutes

As the unemployment rate decreases across the country, HR administrations are projecting to expand summer payrolls from last year, according to a new study by Snagajob, an online hourly job posting site. 

Of the hiring managers surveyed, 19 percent plan to increase summer staff and 36 percent who say they do not plan to recruit cite budgetary concerns as the reason. The survey also found that teen job prospects might be up, with 33 percent believing youths will not have difficulty finding summer employment. The number of new positions on the payroll will also rise: hiring managers are expecting to hire an average of 30 seasonal workers and wages will be at the highest-level within the past six years. 

According to Jason Hamilton, vice president for marketing at Snagajob, the survey suggests a positive perspective among HR for the summer hiring season.

"The economy has added jobs for the past four consecutive months, and it appears that hiring managers see that growth continuing into the summer," said Hamilton. "Companies that are hiring are expecting to bring on more staff and offer higher wages, so this should be the best summer for hourly workers we've seen in several years."

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