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Employers planning to hire for Rhode Island jobs

Posted on November 9, 2014

A percentage of employers are hiring for Rhode Island jobs, according to a survey from Careerbuilder.

According to the survey, nearly three in 10 employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the fourth quarter, up four percentage points over last year. One in four expect to hire seasonal workers, including 43 percent of retailers.

Two in five retailers (43 percent) plan to hire seasonal workers in Q4. Last year, 39 percent of retailers had expected to add workers for the holidays.

While retailers typically take center stage when it comes to seasonal employment, companies across industries are looking for extra hands on deck. Twenty-six percent plan to hire seasonal employees in Q4, and 42 percent of these companies expect to transition some seasonal staff members into full-time, permanent roles.

Pay for seasonal workers will increase over last year, according to 27 percent of employers. Thirteen percent anticipate it will decrease. Sixty-three percent of seasonal employers will pay $10 or more per hour while 19 percent will pay $16 or more.

Nearly half (46 percent) of companies hiring seasonal employees said they’re boosting staffs to help with the busier holiday season, while others are focused on wrapping up the year (25 percent) and ramping up for 2015 (24 percent).

seasonal positions companies will be recruiting for in Q4 include:

· Customer Service – 40 percent

· Administrative/Clerical – 15 percent

· Shipping/Delivery – 13 percent

· Accounting/Finance – 12 percent

· Inventory Management – 12 percent

· Information Technology – 11 percent

· Sales (non-retail) – 11 percent

· Gift Wrapping – 10 percent

· Marketing – 7 percent

· Hosting/Greeting – 7 percent

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