A recent survey conducted by one U.S.-based staffing company shows that employment gains are expecting to pick up the pace when it comes to hiring than anytime since 2009, which bodes well for anyone looking for a job, as well as the economy overall.
The results of the study found that 22 percent of respondents said they intend to hire more workers to their payrolls in the third quarter of the year - the highest reading in four years. The Net Employment Outlook for Q3 came in 12 percent higher than the second quarter outlook, which was 11 percent higher than the survey before that.
This shows that although the economic conditions in the U.S. aren't ideal, companies still feel there is enough new business to expand and bring on more workers.
"The slow and steady improvements we've seen quarter over quarter have formed a launch pad for continued progress," said Jonas Prising, president of the group that performed the survey. "Positive hiring intentions are critical for economic growth, but having the right talent available to fill open positions is the other side of the coin."
Prising added that some employers are having difficulty finding skilled workers as their businesses expand, which may have had an effect on overall economist growth.
"Through increased collaboration between educators, government and the private sector, we can shrink the talent mismatch and build upon our current momentum," he said.
According to CNBC, the survey took place on a global scale, and found that of the 42 economies that were surveyed, 31 said they expect to expand their payrolls in the third quarter. In 17 of these countries, hiring intentions grew remarkably over the previous quarter, which included Spain, Greece and the U.S. The report was released after official data showed the economy generated 175,000 jobs in May.