Survey Says 40% of Businesses Plan to Hire in 2017

A recent CareerBuilder survey says that 40 percent of businesses are planning to add full-time employees this year, which is the strongest hiring forecast released by the job board in over a decade. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports that this increase in hiring is tied to the fact that 75 percent of employers feel that they are in a better financial position than they were last year, leading them to feel confident in adding to headcounts. The CareerBuilder survey also found that 66 percent of employers plan to increase salaries on initial job offers, and 47 percent said they will increase the minimum wage at their organizations.

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