(NEW YORK) — The U.S. jobs market really is getting better, according to the findings of two new private surveys.
CareerBuilder’s quarterly report says more employers are planning to add to their workforce.
“Thirty percent of employers we spoke to say they plan to hire full time positions in the second quarter,” Michael Erwin of CareerBuilder says. This compares with 24 percent in the last survey taken three months ago.
“The numbers are going back to where they were pre-recession so that’s good news; employers are back to the table, they’re looking to hire,” Erwin adds.
Meanwhile, polling by Gallup finds job market conditions in March reached their best level since August 2008. Gallup’s Job Creation Index rose by four percentage points last month, from +14 in February to +18.
Americans will get to see just how many jobs were added in March when the Labor Department releases its monthly employment report on Friday.
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