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Survey Suggests Chicago Job Market Is Improving

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Job seekers wait in line for a job fair June 4, 2009 in Chicago. (Credit: Scott Olson / Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (WBBM) – A new survey suggests a slightly rosier job picture in Chicago for the second three months of this year.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, a survey by CareerBuilder says 29 percent of employers plan to add full-time permanent jobs in April, May or June.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports

Ten percent, however, expect to cut staff.

A total of 39 percent of managers say they expect to hire temporary workers over the next three months.

Workers, meanwhile, are expressing more optimism about the job market. Forty percent of them say they plan to look for another job as the economy improves.

The CareerBuilder sample is a relatively small 122 employers and 312 workers, so there is a greater margin of error than with a larger sample.

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