Manpower survey indicates 'reserved hiring climate' in Barrie area

Marco Green
March 14, 2019

This is according to the latest Employment Outlook Survey from ManpowerGroup which has revealed the impact of impending uncertainty around Brexit on the capital's key sectors. "The remaining seven per cent are unsure of their hiring intentions". "This is evident in the results, with the large majority of employers reporting no change to their hiring schemes in the coming quarter".

Nationwide, employers in all 13 industry sectors expect to add staff in Q2 2019. 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.

Linda Teo, Country Manager of ManpowerGroup Singapore, comments on the upbeat hiring outlook for the services sector specifically: "Optimistic about business prospects, companies specialising in digitisation software and other digital services are hiring more actively than ever to secure talent specialising in software development and e-commerce". Between those jobs and the latest Manpower survey, Borhot calls it a good scenario and says people are coming back into the workforce. In the Midwest (+20%), Northeast (+18%) and West, the Outlook is up a percentage point (+20%) year-over-year and up two percentage points in the South. Hiring plans remain relatively stable when compared with the previous quarter and are unchanged in comparison with Q2 2018. The North East is teetering on 0, down five points and the region's lowest level since Q4 2015. In the tech sector, we see a higher number of Java openings requiring computer science degrees than there are graduates.

Province-wide, Alberta can expect a nine pre cent increase in hiring. Across the county, the transportation and utilities, manufacturing and real estate sectors are expected to see the most hiring.

Meanwhile, Outlooks weaken in four sectors, including the Restaurants & Hotels sector with a decrease of 8 percentage points. More worryingly, the negative Outlook in the Business and Financial services sector - which employs almost a fifth of all United Kingdom workers - suggests jobs are set to be lost in Britain's most important sector.

As for the mining & construction sector, a moderate rise in headcount is anticipated, with a net employment outlook of +11%, while it stands at +10% for the manufacturing sector.

Employers in IN (+33%), ME (+33%), Alaska (+28%), Colorado (+27%), Kansas (+26%), North Carolina (+26%) and OR (+26%) report the strongest Outlooks nationwide. However, the Medium employer Outlook declines by 6 percentage points.

"It is also a four percentage point decrease from the Outlook reported during the same time a year ago, indicating a modest hiring pace for the upcoming months", she added. "With strong applicants in short supply, employers are faced with a very candidate-driven market". The survey encompassed more than 60,000 employers around the world, including more than 11,600 in the US.

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