ImproveJobProspectsOn the heels of the monthly job report and completion of Q1, CareerBuilder has released a forecast.

While the jobs outlook for the second quarter is similar to last year’s predictions, it appears that some industries are going to outperform the national average hiring numbers. For starters, manufacturing employers will probably surpass last year’s national average.

Informational technology, financial services, professional and business services and health care will also lead the pack in creating new gigs.

Per the press release, Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder, indicated:

“While employment has not yet reached an ideal level, the U.S. is moving closer to the tipping point for substantial job growth. The economy is expanding, the housing market is recovering, consumer confidence is up and companies are starting to tap into cash reserves to invest – these are all good signs. As these trends strengthen, we expect hiring to hold steady in the second quarter and gain ground in the back half of the year.”

There’s more good news in addition to the positive report. Employers have typically held back in estimates and have been more conservatives than actual hiring activity so they’re hoping numbers will exceed predications by the time June 30 arrives.