Seasonal Hiring 2012: More Jobs Paying $16 Per Hour

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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

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MORE POLITICAL NONSENSE P/T JOBS AT 16 $/HR. LOLOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 31 2012 at 10:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

BS - more like $9.00 tops

October 30 2012 at 8:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

very missleading....16$ an hr temp jobs arent available in most areas of country. most areas will see 10/12 hr jobs with 0 benefits. there are no 16 hr temp jobs in southeast US. most are 8-12 hr and majority are closer to 8 than 12.

October 30 2012 at 7:04 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Nothing wrong with Temp jobs, they are a paycheck and also look good on a resume showing a future employer that you are willing to work.

October 30 2012 at 5:28 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Like this is a high paying job.....? Wow congrats you make approx $30K per year prior to taxes, wont be working longer than a couple of months and no benefits. Not seeing how this is something to get excited over, why would this be a headline? What consumer confidence??? Where in the world have things changed over night, same here today as it has been since the recession began no one intends to spend much this holiday season people are still worried about how long they will continue to have a job.

October 30 2012 at 2:38 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to cesarvis's comment

That's more than the 10k you make now, isnt it?

October 30 2012 at 2:44 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

You obviously don't deserve a job since you think this pay rate is so beneath you! I hope you're unemployed due to well-deserving people getting the jobs!

October 31 2012 at 6:35 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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