For most small business owners, the holiday rush (hopefully) means an increase in sales. That’s why it should come as no surprise that many small business owners are looking to hire new staff – either seasonal or permanent – in the lead up to the holiday season.

According to findings from the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey, of those planning to invest in their business, 52% are doing so by adding new employees in the fourth quarter. While hiring figures are down year-over-year, it seems that they’re going to rebound in a very big way across the next few months.

“The businesses that we work with are your mom and pop shops, your really tight-knit operations with just two or three employees, and a really high number of them have worked their way into profitability,” said SurePayroll General Manager Andy Roe on the hiring increase. “It’s tremendous and the excitement is really back in the air for small businesses heading into the year-end stretch.”

Additionally, the average amount of employees held by the companies polled was merely six workers – showing that the companies planning to hire in the next few months are hardly major corporations.

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