Job growth expected to continue on same slow path

The poll shows one-in-five employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the third quarter of the year and 41 percent plan to hire in the months of July through December. These results are similar to hiring activity in the first two quarters of the year. 

As for salaries, 15 percent of employers reported instituting pay cuts in the last 12 months. Of them, 28 percent restored pay levels in the first half of the year and 18 percent plan to do so in the next six months. Twenty-nine percent were unsure if and when they would restore previous pay levels. 

The poll was conducted from May 18 to June 3 with more than 2,500 hiring managers and human resources professionals participating in the survey.