Hiring figures to increase as positive intentions increase

According to a recent report conducted by ManpowerGroup, employment and hiring figures are expected to increase during the third quarter of 2011.

The company's Manpower Employment Outlook Survey revealed that employment should be up a seasonally adjusted 8 percent during the third quarter in 2011, which is up from the 6 percent gain recorded a year earlier. The increase would be consistent with the 8 percent increase expected to take place in 2011's second quarter. While the trend would provide positive momentum for the job sector, the increase is slightly below the double-digit predictions many outlooks had previously reported.

Furthermore, of the 18,000 employers surveyed by the company, 20 percent expect a staff increase during the three-month period, while 8 percent expect a decrease.

"Although employers are not signaling dramatic upswings in hiring plans, there does seem to be hiring energy developing based on sustained year-over-year growth," said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup president of the Americas. "This is also the eleventh consecutive quarter with a single-digit Net Employment Outlook, indicating a level of caution not seen among employers in the last 30 years of data. This fact, along with many clouds still on the economic horizon, may explain the tepid labor market growth we have seen so far."

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