Get ready recruiters — it’s going to be one hot summer for seasonal hiring.
According to a new CareerBuilder study, around 41 percent of hiring managers plan to onboard seasonal workers this summer — up 29 percent from the year prior.
A spike in hiring temporary employees is sure to satisfy the influx of 2017 graduates for the short-term — and bigger paychecks are all the more incentive. A majority of employers (79 percent) are expecting to pay their seasonal employees and interns $10 or more an hour — up a whopping 74 percent since Summer 2016.
Permanent hires are also on the minds of employers, with 79 percent saying they are considering turning some short-term positions into full-time placements. Seventy-six percent of returning summer employees are also expected to see a pay increase this year.
Summer hiring seems to be up across the board when it comes to company size. According to the study, 45 percent of companies with 500 or more employees are planning on hiring, up from 31 percent the year prior. Thirty-seven percent of companies with 250 or more employees expect to hire seasonally, with 28 percent of small companies (50 employees or less) planning to hire for the summer.