"We are continuing to keep a close watch on the hardest hit sectors but the groundwork is being laid for a further boost in the monthly pace of hiring in the months ahead," Richardson said.
Large firms and medium-sized businesses hired 155,000 and 188,000 workers respectively, while small companies added 174,000 employees, the ADP report showed, indicating a balanced recovery across different company sizes.
Private companies slashed roughly 20 million jobs in March and April last year amid Covid-19 shutdowns.
Amid reopening efforts, the private sector saw a revised job gain of over 3 million in May, followed by a revised growth of over 4 million in June.
In recent months, however, job growth has been slowing down.
In December, the trend was even reversed, with private companies shedding a revised 75,000 jobs amid Covid-19 spikes.
The ADP report came two days before the crucial monthly employment report released by the BLS, which will include employment data from both the private sector and the government.
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