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60 percent of U.S. employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in Q2

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Are you one of the 27 percent of workers who plan to change jobs in the back half of the year?

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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.

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.

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