May will be a busy month for job seekers. Not only are high school and college students graduating and looking to enter the work force, but this month also notes the beginning of seasonal employment. To start off your job search right this May, learn more about what’s happening in hiring and which companies have openings right now.

Those workers who are interested in a summer gig will need to move quickly as seasonal jobs fill up fast. And keep in mind that a temporary role may have the potential to lead to something more permanent. Check out these do’s and don’ts for turning a seasonal role into permanent employment.

Recent grads may want to enjoy a final summer off, but entering the workforce early makes for less competition come fall. It also brings with it a paycheck that can fund some big summer plans. For resources on first jobs and internships, as well as information specific to recent grads, has answers and advice worth following to start a successful career.

All this comes at a time when the economy is displaying strong signs of growth. April’s jobs report showed unexpected numbers, with an increase of 288,000 jobs and a drop in the unemployment rate to 6.3 percent. And while those numbers send a mixed message as the labor force changes its size, the higher number of jobs added sends encouragement that positions are continuing to come back after the recession. 
With those workforce happenings in mind, check out these five companies hiring in May:

1. Aventure Staffing
Industry: Engineering, technical, sales, finance, light industrial, health care
Sample job titles: Manufacturing engineer, design engineer, IT technician, inside sales manager
Location: Iowa

2. Capstone Search Group
Industry: Insurance
Sample job titles: Chief underwriter, personal lines producing agent, loss control specialist
Location: Nationwide

Read more: 5 Companies Hiring In May

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