Year End Hiring Plans Look Optimistic Among U.S. Employers

September 11, 2013 – The latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released by ManpowerGroup, indicates elevated confidence for the final quarter of 2013 as U.S. employers report a seasonally adjusted net employment outlook of +13 percent, the strongest fourth quarter since 2007 when the outlook was +19 percent. Of the more than 18,000 employers surveyed, 18 percent anticipate an increase in staff levels in their forth quarter hiring plans, while eight percent expect a decrease in payrolls. According to the seasonally adjusted survey results, the +13 percent net employment outlook for Q4 is up from +12 percent during Q3 and from +11 percent during the same period last year. “Employers plan to hire during the fourth quarter, particularly in the wholesale and retail trade sectors, and that’s good news for job seekers looking for employment during the busy holiday season,” said Jonas Prising, president of ManpowerGroup. “Employers bring on new staff when they start seeing increased demand for their products and services, and this intention to hire may signal optimism among U.S. employers.”

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