Seasonal Hiring 2012: More Jobs Paying $16 Per Hour
Survey after survey is showing that seasonal hiring is on the upswing, the highest its been in years. Now there is even more good news for job hunters: more employers say they are planning to turn seasonal hires to full-time, permanent employees.
CareerBuilder, an AOL Jobs sponsor, surveyed 2,494 hiring managers and found that 39 percent plan to convert seasonal temp positions into permanent jobs. That compares to just 30 percent in 2011.
"An increase in consumer confidence is helping to fuel the best seasonal hiring the U.S. has seen in recent years," said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder.
Additionally, companies are paying workers.
- More than 6 out of 10 (62 percent) of employers will pay seasonal workers $10 or more an hour in 2012, up from 53 percent last year.
- More than 1 out of 5 (22 percent) will pay $16 or more, up from 14 percent last year.
Where the Opportunities Are
The survey found hiring managers are looking to fill jobs in these areas:
- Customer service -- 23 percent.
- Administrative/clerical support -- 15 percent.
- Hospitality -- 15 percent.
- Shipping/delivery -- 14 percent.
- Accounting/finance -- 9 percent.
- Inventory management -- 8 percent.
- Technology -- 8 percent.
- Sales (other than retail) -- 7 percent.
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Pam is the editor-in-chief of AOL Jobs.