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Manpower Predicts Continued Hiring in 2014

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Last week Manpower released their Research Report on the Employment Outlook Survey which predicts hiring for Quarter 2, for 2014. The Employment Outlook report predicts U.S. job growth will be positive going into the second quarter of 2014. It is anticipated that 19% of those employers surveyed expect to add to their workforces during Quarter 2, 2014. Seventy-three percent of employers surveyed expect no change in their hiring while 4% expect to reduce staff.

The Employment Outlook Survey for Quarter 2 seasonally adjusted net employment outlook reflects a +13% hiring increase across the United States. All four regions expect to have positive gains to start 2014. Among the 50 states North Dakota has the strongest Net Employment Outlook projected to be 25% during the second quarter in 2014. The MSA of of Provo, Utah has the strongest hiring plans at 29%. Puerto Rico expects reductions in employment to exceed hiring for a Net Employment Outlook of -4%.

Employer have a positive outlook in the 13 major industry sectors with Leisure & Hospitality anticipating a strongest growth at 20%, followed by Wholesale & Retail Trade at 19%. To view the press release for the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey go to: Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2014.

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 among companies between April and June 2014. Those companies 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 June 10, 2014 to report on hiring expectations for Quarter 3 2014.

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