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Survey: Temp worker hirings up compared to 2010

Posted on September 22nd, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

A recent CareerBuilder survey found that 26 percent of employers plan to add full-time workers during the third quarter of 2011. The number of temporary workers hired by mid-year 2011 was also up compared to previous figures.

CareerBuilder's Mid-Year Job Forecast, conducted this past summer using a sample of more than 2,600 U.S. hiring managers, reported that employers remain positive about their hiring expectations for the remainder of the year, despite concerns about the economy. Approximately 47 percent of companies predict they will hire new employees from July through December – an 6 percent increase from 2010.

This year, full-time hiring increased from 28 percent to 35 percent, while temp or contract worker hirings jumped from 9 percent to 12 percent.

"Last year, certain sectors or departments in companies were producing jobs," said CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson. "This year, the U.S. is seeing job creation in all industries, functions and company sizes."

Australian financial umbrella Entity Solutions' recent study on how contract workers feel about their jobs found that 33 percent "very often" felt like going to work in the morning, while 38 percent reported often feeling proud of what they do.  

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