Job-search website CareerBuilder recently released a survey that paints a positive picture of the job outlook in the coming year.
In the survey, 40 percent of employers said they would add full-time, permanent workers to their rosters in 2017, while approximately one-third said they would hire part-timers.
CareerBuilder commissioned the survey through Harris Poll between Nov. 16 and Dec. 6. Results also indicated 75 percent of surveyed companies said their financial positions had improved over the past year.
"Following a divisive election season, employers are entering the New Year with a watchful, yet optimistic approach," CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson said. "One of the key challenges for employers will be bridging the talent gaps within their own organizations by either offering better wages or by helping to reskill and upskill workers."