Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Graduates Rejoice: Manpower Says Canadian Employers Should Be Hiring in 2011

Good news for students and graduates jumping into the hiring pool in 2011: The water should be warm.

Manpower Canada recently released the findings of their national survey, which predicts a “hopeful hiring climate for the first quarter of 2011.” The survey measures Canadian employers’ intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees during the next quarter.

Of the over 1,900 Canadian employers surveyed, 16% of respondents said they plan to increase their payrolls in the first quarter of 2011, with 11% answering they anticipate payroll cutbacks. A promising 72% of employers responded that they expect to maintain their current staffing levels.

“The upcoming quarter’s Net Employment Outlook indicates that the hiring climate remains favourable, particularly in the Wholesale & Retail Trade sector,” said Lori Procher, Vice President and General Manager of Manpower Canada.

She added they expect eight of the 10 industries sectors to show stronger hiring activity than in early 2010. Most notably, employers in Wholesale & Retail Trade and Transportation & Public Utilities have projected Net Employment Outlooks of 17 and 16%, respectively. Finance, Insurance & Real Estate industry employers also reported a Net Employment Outlook of 14%.

Employment Outlook Survey

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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