Positive hiring climate expected for Windsor area

Positive hiring climate expected for Windsor area

The Manpower Group Press release states that " Of Over 59,000 employers surveyed across 44 countries and territories, confidence levels have strengthened year-on-year in 25 countries, weakened in 13, and remained the same in five". Among the countries and territories featuring seasonally adjusted data, confidence is strongest in Taiwan, Japan, Hungary and the United States, while the weakest hiring prospects are reported in Italy, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. Strong outlooks for Professional & Business Services (+24%) and Wholesale & Retail Trade (+23%) point to demand-driven growth in line with increased wages.

Mining and Construction report an outlook of (+26 percent) and the number appears to be improving considerably both quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year. However, Gauteng employers report an improvement of six percentage points, while outlooks for Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal remain relatively stable. Elsewhere, a steady increase in staffing levels is expected by restaurants and hotels sector employers, with an outlook of +12%, and by employers in two sectors with Outlooks of +11% - the manufacturing sector and the transport, storage and communication sector. Employers in the Mining & Construction sector report a decline of four percentage points year-on-year, as have those in the Manufacturing sector.

The Transportation and Utilities sector (+21 percent) shows a decline over the previous quarter, but is still 7 percent higher than the outlook for 2Q, 2017.

The strong national result is unchanged when compared to the same period past year, but declines by three percentage points quarter-on-quarter.

Steve Stokes, Manpower's northeast IN area manager, said the local employment office is seeing strong demand for general manufacturing positions, especially IN automotive plants.

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Cathy McAllister of Manpower's Belleville office said information gleaned through the most recent survey statistics indicate some employers will be hiring, some won't and some aren't sure what they'll be doing.

Net employment is determined by subtracting those who expect to reduce staff from those who plan to increase it.

"The strength of the employment outlook across the country continues to bode well for gains in household income over the coming year". However, uncertain hiring plans are reported by small and micro-size businesses with employment outlooks of -1% and -5%. "While this may take some time to flow through the economy, there are clearly positive signs".

According to the report, Taiwanese job seekers will benefit from the strongest hiring pace in 2Q 2018, with 30 percent of 1,036 companies surveyed expecting to increase their staff over the next three months. Seasonal adjustment is then applied to the data.

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