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Fourth Quarter Hiring Predictions Closely Mirror Pre-Recession Estimates

Last week CareerBuilder released the results of its Q4, 2012 Hiring Forecast, pointing to a more upbeat fourth quarter.  Twenty-six percent of employers plan to add full-time, permanent headcount in the next three months, up five percentage points from 2011 and closely mirroring pre-recession estimates.

“This is the most optimistic fourth quarter projection since 2007,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder.  “We’re seeing continued evidence of stability and growth in the U.S. job market.  A dramatic upswing in hiring is not likely to happen in the near term, but we’re setting the stage for better job creation in 2013 and beyond.”

The full results of CareerBuilder’s Q4, 2012 Hiring Forecast are available here.

Companies hiring in Q4 2012

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Stephanie Gaspary

About Stephanie Gaspary

Stephanie is the managing director of content strategy at CareerBuilder, tasked with creating opportunities to share the CareerBuilder story across job seeker and employer channels. Stephanie, a lifelong learner, holds a Master's in Business Administration and a Master's in Management - both from North Park University and a Bachelor's degree in Art from Bethel University. A Minnesotan at heart, Stephanie has lived in Chicago for nearly 20 years, is the doting mother to two wacky german shorthaired pointer pups, looks forward to her morning run *almost* as much as that first cup of coffee and vows to one day live in the mountains.
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