More seasonal work in the summer forecast

In this Dec. 26, 2010 photo, a sign advertises that a new Target store is hiring workers in Marborough, Mass. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits drops Thursday, De. 30, 2010, to lowest level since July 2008. ((AP Photo/Bill Sikes))

March 25, 2011 12:33:43 PM PDT
After several years of dismal summer jobs, more hourly positions could open this year- and they may even pay better.

More than half of hiring managers say they plan to hire seasonal workers this summer. That's according to the survey released from job website That's the highest percentage since the site started the survey four years ago.

Ten percent of hiring managers said they'll be hiring more seasonal staff than last summer. That's up from 6 percent in 2010.