A ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey showed that 37 per cent of employers in both Delta and Richmond plan to hire for 2018's second quarter, between April and June.
Hiring confidence among Canadian employers has improved for four consecutive quarters, according to ManpowerGroup. "In the coming times, Technology will change the job market dynamics and individuals need to adopt skillset to continue to remain employable".
Numbers for wholesale and retail hiring outlook were reported at (+26 percent) for 2Q, with a moderate increase of three percent over the previous quarter, and previous year.
Among the countries and territories featuring seasonally adjusted data, confidence is strongest in Taiwan, Japan, Hungary and the United States, while the weakest hiring prospects are reported in Italy, the Czech Republic and Switzerland, the survey said.
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The strongest regional labour market in the upcoming quarter is forecast by Taiwanese employers, followed by Japan. "While Canada experienced a net loss of jobs in January, the employers we surveyed are forecasting varying levels of job gains across all industry sectors, regions and organization-size categories". The strongest hiring prospects are reported in two regions with Net Employment Outlook of 17 per cent in north and south each. Workforce gains were expected across all four regions in India. "It is also a decrease of three percentage points compared with the Outlook report during the same time past year, indicating a slow hiring period for the upcoming months".
Both state and national hiring outlook numbers are stronger than the current quarter, when a net of 15 percent of IN employers planned to hire and 19 percent of USA employers expected to add jobs. Hiring plans weaken in Free State and Western Cape when compared with this time one year ago, with outlooks declining by seven and two percentage points, respectively. When forecasts are compared with those reported in the first-quarter, hiring intentions improve in 17 countries and territories, decline in 17 and are unchanged in nine. However, Gauteng employers report an improvement of six percentage points, while outlooks for Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal remain relatively stable.
Taiwan's hiring outlook for the second quarter of this year is the most optimistic in the Asia-Pacific region, with the financial/insurance sector showing the strongest willingness to boost its workforce, USA -based human resources advisory firm ManpowerGroup said Tuesday.
Cathy McAllister of Manpower's Belleville office said information gleaned through the most recent survey statistics indicate some employers will be hiring, some won't and some aren't sure what they'll be doing. 59,000 public and private employers across 44 countries and territories are interviewed to measure anticipated employment trends each quarter.