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Florida Hiring Expected to Start Strong in 2014

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Last week Manpower released their Research Report on the Employment Outlook Survey measuring if employers plan to hire for the first quarter in 2014. The Employment Outlook report predicts U.S. job growth to be positive for the first quarter of 2014 with the strongest hiring expected in Florida. Of the employers surveyed 19% of Florida employers expect to add to their workforces during Quarter 1, 2014. Seventy-five percent of Florida employers surveyed expect no change in their hiring while only 4% expect to reduce staff and 2% are uncertain of their hiring plans.

According to Manpower's spokesperson Michael Doyle, Employers foresee an uptick in the hiring pace compared with one year ago when the Net Employment Outlook was 10%. Florida appears to have rebounded over the last several years. In January of 2010 Florida was among the states with the highest unemployment at 11.4%. As of October 2013 Florida unemployment is at 6.7%. Within the State of Florida, Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL employers expect the strongest hiring with 27% of these employers planning to hire employees during the first quarter of 2014.

To view the full Manpower Employment Outlook Report go to: Florida Job Market Expected to be Among Strongest in Nation.

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey report is published by Manpower who is the world leader in workforce solutions for companies. The Manpower Employment Outlook report for the United States is compiled from more than 18,000 employer interviews from all 50 states and includes 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). The survey is intended to measure hiring intentions between July and September. Those surveyed in this report come from several industries and the survey is intended to be a statistical representative sample of the US Economy.

The next Manpower Employment Outlook Survey will be released on March 11, 2014 to report on hiring expectations for Quarter 2 2014.

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