Best News in Three Years: Employers on Hiring High

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You couldn't say that employers are on a hiring spree, but employers hired more last quarter than in any other quarter for the past three years, and they expect to hold that same pace through 2011. To be specific, nearly three-in-ten employers (28 percent) reported they hired full-time, permanent employees in the first quarter of 2011, the highest since the first quarter of 2008.

The momentum is expected to continue, with the same amount of employers planning to add full-time, permanent positions in the second quarter, according to CareerBuilder and USA TODAY's latest job forecast.