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39% of employers plan to hire seasonal workers this summer

“Although the jobs recovery has been slow, our findings show ample opportunities for those looking for seasonal work,” said Scott Helmes, managing director at CareerBuilder UK. “Seasonal work can be a great gateway to long-term employment. Not only are many employers open to bringing summer hires on for permanent positions, but seasonal work is also an excellent way to gain new skills and experience and connect with people who could be great references later on.”

The nationwide survey was conducted online on behalf of of more than 400 employers to get a pulse on their seasonal hiring plans. Findings from the survey also reveal advice for job seekers hoping to transition from seasonal workers to long-term employees.

Hot areas for summer hiring

The most popular positions for seasonal jobs include customer service (36%) and office support (32%). Other popular positions for which employers will be hiring include:

-          Information technology: 29%

-          Engineering:  19%

-          Construction/painting: 18%

-          Manufacturing: 17%

-          Hospitality/leisure: 18%

-          Sales: 28%

-          Research: 17%

-          Restaurant/food service: 13%


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