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Dan Fastenberg
Nearly half of employers surveyed in CareerBuilder's mid-year jobs forecast plan to hire full-time workers.
Nearly half of employers surveyed in CareerBuilder's mid-year jobs forecast plan to hire full-time workers.

Since the financial crisis, employers have been hesitant to hire full-time employees, often blaming "economic uncertainty," among other problems. But according to CareerBuilder's latest mid-year forecast, that is changing. For the second year in a row, nearly half of 2000 employers surveyed, or 44 percent, said they plan to hire new full-time permanent employees during the final six months of the year. That is a big jump from 2011, when 35 percent said so. (CareerBuilder, which is an AOL Jobs partner, compiled the data from 2,000 hiring managers.)

CareerBuilder does not follow up on its projections. But the rosy outlook didn't entirely come to pass; as CBS Moneywatch recently reported, the U.S. economy ended up adding about the same amount of new jobs last year as it did in 2011. Still, that total number of new jobs added both years was about 1.8 million.