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Hiring To Remain Stable Over The Next Three Months, According To CareerBuilder's Second Quarter 2013 Job Forecast

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Hiring in Q2 2013

Looking ahead, 26 percent of employers plan to add full-time, permanent staff in the second quarter, down from 30 percent last year.  Given that employers historically have been more conservative in estimates than hiring activity, the number may come in higher at quarter's end. 

Nine percent expect to downsize staff, up from 6 percent last year.  Sixty percent anticipate no change while 5 percent are undecided. 

Temporary Hiring

Temporary labor continues to be an important part of the employment mix, though employer estimates for hiring over the next three months are slightly lower than last year's.  Thirty-two percent of employers plan to hire contract or temporary workers in the second quarter, down from 34 percent in 2012. Nearly one-in-four (24 percent) are planning to transition some contract or temporary staff into permanent employees in the second quarter, the same as last year. 

Hiring By Company Size

Hiring in companies of all sizes - while trending below Q2 2012 - will continue at a steady pace into the middle of the year. 

  • 50 or fewer employees – 17 percent plan to add full-time, permanent staff in Q2, down from 20 percent last year; those reducing headcount increased to 6 percent in 2013 from 5 percent last year.
  • 250 or fewer employees – 21 percent plan to add full-time, permanent staff in Q2, down from 22 percent last year; those reducing headcount increased to 7 percent in 2013 from 5 percent last year.
  • 500 or fewer employees – 22 percent plan to add full-time, permanent staff in Q2, down from 25 percent last year; those reducing headcount increased to 8 percent in 2013 from 5 percent last year.
  • More than 500 employees – 33 percent plan to add full-time, permanent staff in Q2, down from 38 percent last year; those reducing headcount increased to 10 percent in 2013 from 7 percent last year.


Thirty-three percent of employers anticipate no change in salary levels in the second quarter compared to the same period last year.  Forty-one percent expect there will be an increase of 3 percent or less.  Sixteen percent expect their average changes will be between 4 and 10 percent and 2 percent of employers predict an increase of 11 percent or more.  Three percent anticipate a decrease in salaries and 5 percent of employers say their company is undecided.

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