Positive hiring climate expected for third quarter: Survey

One-fifth of employers planning to increase staffing levels
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 06/12/2019
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Nineteen per cent of employers plan to increase staffing levels in the third quarter of 2019, according to a survey. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Steady gains in employment are anticipated by Canadian employers over the next three months, with a positive hiring climate for jobseekers in the third quarter of 2019, according to ManpowerGroup.

Nineteen per cent of employers plan to increase staffing levels in the third quarter of 2019, while three per cent anticipate cutbacks, according to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, based on a survey of more than 1,900 employers across Canada.

More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of employers expect staffing levels to remain unchanged.

“The arrival of spring has brought good news for Canadian jobseekers. 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.”

Employers in all 10 industry sectors in all four regions of the country expect to add to payrolls this quarter.

Net employment outlook by sector

Public administration: up 21 per cent

Finance, insurance and real estate: up 15 per cent

Transportation, public utilities: up 15 per cent

Manufacturing – durables: up 13 per cent

Services: up 11 per cent

Construction: up 10 per cent

Manufacturing – non-durables: up 10 per cent

Wholesale and retail trade: up 10 per cent

Mining: up six per cent

Education: up five per cent

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