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Good News for Staffing Firms: Summer Hiring Up 29%

NowHiringLooks like temperatures aren’t the only things that are rising this summer. CareerBuilder released their Annual Summer Job Forecast, which stated that 29% of employers are hiring this summer, an increase from 21% last year.

Due to a combination of strong growth in manufacturing and increased consumer confidence in the market, summer hiring is booming.

Industries Expected To Increase Staffing and Recruiting

  • Manufacturing: 45%
  • Hospitality: 44%
  • Retail: 34%
  • Finance: 31%

Customer service, office support, information technology, research, engineering and sales are other industries that are planning to increase hiring over the season.

Three Workplace Staffing Trends To Keep An Eye On This Summer

  1. Potential Full-time Positions: 71% of employers hiring this summer said they will be considering some hires for permanent positions.
  2. Pay Increase: 64% of employers will pay their summer hires $10 or more per hour – up from 58% last year.
  3. Late-In-Season Hiring: While 42% of employers typically complete their summer hiring by April, 38% complete it in May and 19% will hire in June and beyond.

The increase of employers hiring this summer is great news for the staffing and recruiting industry! More business leads to larger profits. It is also a critical time to make sure your staffing and recruiting software is up to date with all necessary upgrades. Your database is fundamental to your company’s success; make sure that it is current and glitch free.

How are you preparing your staffing and recruiting agency for the increase in summer hiring? Any tips? We’d love to hear from you!

Megan Curth is the Marketing Coordinator of Automated Business Designs, Inc., software developer of Ultra-Staff staffing software for the staffing and direct hire industry.  Ultra-Staff is a staffing software business solution with components for front office, back office and the web.  Megan’s email address is or for more information on Ultra-Staff go to 

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