Growth Trends in Summer Hiring Continues

April 1, 2013 – This year's summer hiring season looks to be its brightest in recent years, according to the sixth-annual summer jobs survey commissioned by SnagAJob, an hourly employment network for job seekers and employers. The number of hiring managers planning to hire more summer staff this year is up 10 points from last year (19 percent up from nine percent), and wages are at their highest level since the survey's inception. In a positive downward trend, the number of hiring managers who don't plan to make any summer hires is down 14 points compared to last year (from 45 percent to 31 percent). The just-released findings highlight the hiring plans of more than 1,000 hourly hiring managers with responsibility for summer hiring. “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 Jason Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Snagajob. “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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