Positive hiring climate expected for Windsor area

Positive hiring climate expected for Windsor area

"The strength of the employment outlook across the country continues to bode well for gains in household income over the coming year. These factors combined make for a more positive backdrop for employment in the country", she says.

This takes into account that of the 695 employers in Singapore surveyed, 16% of them plan to increase staffing levels in Q2 2018, 5% forecast a decrease, while 72% anticipate no change in hiring plans.

The local number outpaces both the first-quarter outlook and last year's second-quarter figures.

Across the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, workforce gains are planned in 25 of 26 countries.

The poll, which reflects hiring confidence among employers, calculated the net employment outlook after seasonal adjustments by subtracting the percentage of employers anticipating a decline in total employment from the percentage expecting to see an increase. Yet in Western Australia, where mining and construction are integral parts of the state's economy, the employment outlook has increased by two percentage points as the state begins to emerge from a housing downturn over the last 18 months. Employers report the strongest hiring intentions in Leisure & Hospitality (+28%) as the economy picks up. It was recently reported that many firms in the province have already invested heavily in greywater systems, rainwater harvesting, boreholes and equipment to reduce water use.

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The survey found 26 percent of IN respondents plan to increase staff; 3 percent plan to decrease; and 71 percent expect to maintain current workforce levels. The weakest hiring plans are reported in Mining, Government Information and Nondurable Goods Manufacturing.

Employers in professional and business services are the only ones to project reducing staffing levels, Manpower said.

The strong national result is unchanged when compared to the same period past year, but declines by three percentage points quarter-on-quarter. The most noteworthy increase of 15 percentage points is reported in the manufacturing sector. Similarly, employers in the Services sector report a decline of three percentage points compared to the same period in 2017. Payroll gains are forecast for all four organisation size categories during 2Q 2018.

High demand for labour across the Wholesale & Retail Trade and Finance, Insurance & Real Estate sectors has kept Australia's employment outlook at one of the strongest levels in over six years. "Prospects for the upcoming quarter remain strong, led by exceptionally strong growth in Quebec, where employers are hiring across multiple sectors". Based on seasonally adjusted data, employers in Hungary report the most optimistic hiring plans in the EMEA region.

Richmond employers are looking ahead to a positive hiring climate this spring, according to an employment survey.

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