Staffing and temp hiring will continue to be robust during this last quarter of 2012, a new survey from CareerBuilder predicts. Besides finding that fully a third of employers expect to add temp staff from now to the end of the year, the survey said 26 percent of employers expect to be adding permanent, full-time workers to their payrolls.
The permanent hiring percentage rivals that for the same quarter pre-recession, and is a full 5 points higher than the 21 percent last year who predicted their company would be adding permanent staff.
“This is the most optimistic fourth quarter projection since 2007,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “We’re seeing continued evidence of stability and growth in the U.S. job market. A dramatic upswing in hiring is not likely to happen in the near term, but we’re setting the stage for better job creation in 2013 and beyond.”