The summer is here, so how is hiring looking? A recent report by the national federation of independent business found differing results depending on the business. Larger businesses are faring better than smaller ones. Stephanie Miller with Express Employment Professionals in Bend says they've been seeing some encouraging signs. “Well, we definitely saw beginning of the month was slow, but now we've gotten busier with the weather being better. We’re seeing more positions turn into full time work; companies looking for temporary workers as a gateway into fulltime regular help. A recent national survey found a slightly larger share of companies planned to decrease rather than increase their workforce.