60% of Employers Plan to Hire Full-time, Permanent Employees in the 2nd Half of 2017 (Infographic)

A new nationwide study reveals that there is a significant year-over-year jump in the percentage of companies hiring full-time, part-time, and temporary or contract workers from July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

The study also revealed that 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.

“Events dominating national headlines have had a polarizing effect in the U.S., but most employers remain confident in their outlook for financial growth and plans for hiring,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation—in a press release. “Job seekers stand to benefit not only from having more options, but also from the growing intensity in the competition for talent. Employers are moving quickly to recruit candidates and they are willing to pay more across job levels. They are also placing a greater emphasis on candidates having a positive experience when they apply to their firms. The current climate puts job seekers in a more advantageous position.”

The study compiled date from various national surveys, which were conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder from May 24 to June 16, 2017—included representative samples of 2,369 hiring managers and Human Resource managers and 3,642 full-time U.S. workers across industries and company sizes in the private sector. The infographic below highlights more key findings from this study.