'Reserved' hiring climate expected in Barrie this spring: Manpower

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Hiring forecast 'cautiously optimistic', but most Calgary businesses don't plan to expand

"It is also a five percentage point decrease from the Outlook reported during the same time previous year, indicating a flat hiring pace for the upcoming months".

The survey looked from the ManpowerGroup looked at more than 1,900 Canadian employers and found 84 per cent of Calgary businesses are expected to hold employment at current levels. It asks whether employers intend to hire additional workers or reduce the size of their workforce in the coming quarter. Employers in Professional & Business Services have a +23% employment Outlook fueled by growing demand for knowledge workers with the right balance of human strengths including communication and collaboration and technical capabilities from coding to data analytics. The most notable decreases of 5 percentage points are reported in both Eastern Cape and Kwazulu Natal, while Outlooks are 4 and 3 percentage points weaker in Gauteng and Western Cape, respectively.

When broken down into seven industry sectors, all seven expect to add payrolls in the next three months, despite the overall modest hiring outlook.

Richmondites looking for a new job may not be able to expect a significant number of openings coming up, but one employment agency says the area will have a "moderate hiring climate" over the next few months. This sector also saw the most notable improvement of 7 percentage points, in terms of hiring intentions. Hiring prospects in the Midwest (+19%) are a close second with employers in the Northeast (+18%) not far behind. Employers in the Transportation & Public Utilities sector report the strongest job prospects according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, the most extensive, forward-looking employment survey in the world.

When compared with this time one year ago, employers report weaker hiring intentions in six of the 10 industry sectors. The sector has now recorded its least optimistic year since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009, while the Transport, Storage and Comms sector has recorded a negative Employment Outlook for three straight quarters - its least optimistic Outlook since 2010.

Employers in Indiana, Maine, Alaska, Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina and OR reported the strongest employment outlooks.

United States regions. All regions in the USA reported positive second-quarter hiring plans. "With strong applicants in short supply, employers are faced with a very candidate-driven market". When compared with the second quarter of 2018, Outlooks improve in 13 countries and territories, but decline in 27 and are unchanged in four.

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