Kitchener/Cambridge area employers expect a healthy hiring climate for the third quarter of 2019, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.
“Survey data reveals that 17% of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter, while 3% anticipate cutbacks,” stated Heather Irvine of Manpower’s Kitchener office. “Another 77% of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter. The remaining 3% are unsure of their hiring intentions."
“With seasonal variations removed from the data, Kitchener/Cambridge’s third quarter Net Employment Outlook of 20% is the same percentage reported in the previous quarterly Outlook,” said Irvine. “It is also a one percentage point decrease from the Outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating a strong hiring pace for the upcoming months.”
“The arrival of spring has brought good news for Canadian job seekers. Following a moderately upward swing in job growth at the start of 2019, the market is expected to grow through the next quarter,” said Darlene Minatel, Country Manager for ManpowerGroup Canada. “Employers in Canada continue to struggle with talent shortages and are increasingly interested in hiring teachable candidates. Talent shortages are also leading many companies to offer more full-time roles.”