Results from the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the second quarter of 2011 indicate that employers are reporting a positive hiring outlook for April through June.
More than 18,000 U.S. employers in 13 industry sectors were asked about their anticipated total employment over the next three months. Of those surveyed:
· 16% of employers expect to increase their number of employees, compared to 6% that anticipate a decrease in employment.
· 74% of employers expect no change in their workforce.
· 4% of employers responded that they are unsure of their hiring plans for the upcoming quarter.
These figures produce a net employment outlook of +10%, or +8% when adjusted for seasonal variations.
Employers in each of the 13 industry sectors surveyed reported a positive employment outlook for April through June. The industries surveyed included Leisure & Hospitality, Professional & Business Services, Durable Goods Manufacturing and Wholesale & Retail Trade.
Manpower Inc. expects to release its Employment Outlook Survey for the third quarter on June 14, 2011. You may review the results of the full survey by clicking here.