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Employers upbeat about hiring in Q4: Manpower

Canadian manufacturers are part of an “upbeat” hiring climate for the fourth quarter of the year, according to the latest results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.


September 13, 2011
by PLANT STAFF

TORONTO: Canadian manufacturers are part of an “upbeat” hiring climate for the fourth quarter of the year, according to the latest results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

For the third consecutive quarter, the outlook report says job seekers should see the most active hiring plans in the mining sector, which has a net outlook of 26% – the balance between those hiring those who are cutting jobs. That’s two points up from the previous quarter and one from the same quarter last year.

Manufacturers of durable goods weigh in at 17%, up from 13% in the third quarter but down four points from last year at this time.

Manufacturers of non-durable goods reported a 12% outlook, down slightly from 13% in the previous quarter and one point behind last year’s outlook.

Overall, employers registered a 13% hiring outlook, a 2% drop from last year’s hiring intentions at this time.

ManpowerGroup, a workforce firm with offices in Toronto, surveyed more than 1,900 Canadian employers, which indicated 20% of them plan to increase their payrolls in the fourth quarter, while 8% anticipate cutbacks, while 70% expect to maintain their current staffing levels. Two per cent are unsure of their hiring intentions for the upcoming quarter.

The most favourable hiring climate is in Quebec where the outlook is 17% followed by Western Canada with 16%. Ontario and the Atlantic provinces are way back at 12%.

Click here for a video overview of the survey and full details.