Employers somewhat hopeful for first quarter of 2011

Net employment outlook of 14 per cent, finds Manpower
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 02/01/2011

Canadian employers are hopeful about the hiring climate for the first quarter of 2011, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

Sixteen per cent plan to increase payrolls while 11 per cent anticipate cutbacks, found the survey of more than 1,900 employers. Almost three-quarter (72 per cent) of employers expect to maintain current staffing levels and one per cent are unsure of hiring intentions for the upcoming quarter.

The net employment outlook of 14 per cent is also a three percentage point improvement from the same time last year when employers reported a seasonally adjusted outlook of 11 per cent, found Manpower.