Strong Hiring Climate Anticipated For Kitchener/Cambridge
Kitchener/Cambridge area employers expect an strong hiring climate for the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.
“Survey data reveals that 23 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (October to December), while zero per cent anticipate cutbacks,” stated Tara Benson of Manpower’s Kitchener office. Another 77 per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter.
“With seasonal variations removed from the data, Kitchener/Cambridge’s fourth quarter Net Employment Outlook of 28 per cent is a 10 percentage point increase when compared to the previous quarterly Outlook,” said Upright. “It is also an increase of 19 percentage points from the Outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating an active hiring pace for the upcoming months.”
"With the unemployment rate hovering near 40-year lows, competition for talent is heating up across the country," said Darlene Minatel, Country Manager for ManpowerGroup Canada. "Skilled trades and bilingual candidates are especially in demand, causing upward pressure on wages and an increase in permanent full-time hiring as the need to improve retention becomes more urgent."