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Hiring is expected to continue as optimism regarding growth in the U.S. jobs market is believed to improve, according to data from two reports by the Society for Human Resource Management.

In fact, the SHRM Leading Indicators of National Employment report for April 2012 reveals that a net 43.3 percent of manufacturers say they will add jobs while a net 20.1 percent of service-sector companies report the same. These positive net numbers are because more employers are planning to hire than reduce workers. In the manufacturing sector, 50.3 percent of employers say they plan hire workers, and only 7 percent say they plan to cut jobs. Thirty-three percent of service sector employers say they anticipate adding workers to their staffs as 12.9 percent say they plan to reduce work force numbers.

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