Seasonal hiring is expected to hit levels similar to 2011 for an improvement from the recession, and hiring is believed to start earlier this season, according to a survey of hiring managers by employment network Snagajob.

Three in 10 respondents say they plan to hire the same as last year while one in 10 respondents say they expect to hire more staff. Sixteen percent of respondents believe they will hire fewer workers, and 45 percent of respondents say they do not intend to make any hires, which is similar to last year’s findings. This reflects improved hiring plans from 2008 when 49 percent of respondents did not anticipate making any hires.

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