Hiring Forecast Remains Strong for Second Quarter

Roy Maurer

The positive hiring trend seen over the last six years is forecast to continue, according to recently released labor market outlooks for the second quarter of the year.

CareerBuilder’s Q2 2016 U.S. Job Forecast shows that 34 percent of employers plan to add full-time employees over the next three months and 37 percent plan to hire temporary or contract workers. CareerBuilder also found that 25 percent of workers plan to change jobs this year.

The national survey was conducted among 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals and more than 3,000 full-time employees across industries in the private sector between February and March.

“Overall, U.S. job growth has been consistent despite volatility in the stock market and weaker performances in global economies,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “The vast majority of companies are either maintaining their head count or adding new employees at various skill levels.” Ferguson added that the positive forecast is promising news for college students approaching graduation and for individuals who want to re-enter the workforce or change jobs.

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