The talent wars continue to heat up as nearly half of employers expect to add jobs in October.

A survey from the Society for Human Resource Management found that 45 percent of manufacturing executives and 41 percent of service industry executives who responded to the hiring survey said they will be staffing up this month. The increases represent a 3.5 percent hike for manufacturers and a 3.4 percent rise for the service sector, compared to October 2013.

That would boost hiring rates to a four-year high, SHRM said, with October marking the seventh month in a row of year-over-year gains.

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