New Survey Reveals Hiring Expected to Slow This Quarter

This just in…hiring is anticipated to be slowing down this quarter, says a new survey by CareerBuilder.

Compared to last year, apparently we’ll see a slow down through the end of June. More than 2,000 hiring managers and human resources professionals were surveyed. Respondents revealed they’re more cautious at the moment than they were a year ago.

Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder, explained in a press release, “The U.S. job market is in a better place today, but concerns over spending cuts, wavering global economies, and other factors are weighing on employers’ minds. We expect continued stability and improvement as the year goes on.”

As for the decrease itself, it sounds like it’s impacting all sectors regarding full-time hires.

As for temps, well that’s an entirely different situation. Approximately 32 percent of survey participants revealed they plan to hire temps and 24 percent plan to convert temporary staff into full-time employees.

If you want to become a statistic — yes, the good kind — as you job hunt, temping could possibly be one way to get your foot in the door.