60 Percent of Employers Plan to Hire Full-time, Permanent Employees in the Second Half of 2017

- 72 percent of HR managers are feeling pressure to pay workers more in a competitive market - Midsize firms are leading the charge for hiring while small businesses show big year-over-year gains

CHICAGO and ATLANTA, July 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you one of the 27 percent of workers who plan to change jobs in the back half of the year? The odds of landing one – and getting paid more - are in your favor, according to CareerBuilder's 2017 Midyear Job Forecast.

The nationwide study reveals a significant year-over-year jump in the percentage of companies hiring full-time, part-time and temporary or contract workers from July 1 through December 31. More than half of employers anticipate offering higher starting salaries for new employees and the majority indicates that bigger paychecks won't just be for high-skilled workers, they will extend to entry-level workers as well.


In the second half of 2017:

  • 60 percent of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent workers, up from 50 percent last year

  • 36 percent of employers plan to hire part-time, permanent employees, up from 29 percent last year

  • 46 percent of employers plan to hire temporary or contract workers, up from 32 percent last year FULL ARTICLE