Many employers plan to hire this summer

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At least 29 per cent of St. John’s-area employers plan to hire during the summer months, the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey suggests.

Karen Myers, of Manpower’s St. John’s office, said 10 per cent of employers anticipate cutbacks, while another 58 per cent plan to maintain current staffing levels. Three per cent are unsure of their hiring intentions for the upcoming quarter.

“With seasonal variations removed from the data, St. John’s third quarter Net Employment Outlook of 11 per cent is a significant decrease of 15 percentage points when compared to the previous quarterly outlook,” Myers said in a news release.

“It is also a 17 percentage point decrease from the Outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating a hopeful hiring pace for the upcoming months.”

Byrne Luft, vice president of Operations for Manpower Canada, said overall, there is a moderate national hiring climate projected in the coming quarter.

“While most industries are expected to see little change over the previous quarter, employers in the transportation and public utilities and construction sectors anticipate the strongest gains, especially in western Canada. This is due in part to continued government infrastructure spending, in accordance with Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2013.”

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is conducted quarterly to measure employers’ intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their workforce during the next quarter.


Organizations: Manpower Canada

Geographic location: Canada

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  • david
    June 12, 2013 - 15:34

    Funny how 29% is "many", and spun by this rag as such great news......that 71% are not planning to hire --- the VAST MAJORITY ---- is the news story.

  • Dave
    June 11, 2013 - 20:41

    Yeah more minimum wage jobs at the new box stores, retail shops and coffee shops opening in town.

    • a business man
      June 25, 2013 - 19:57

      Would you rather have no job instead of a low paying job? Sadly, in Newfoundland, the answer is often yes. What you have to realize is that there are some people who are only worth miniumum wage because they do not have any specialized skills or education. The ability to pour a cup of coffee or operate a cash register is only worth so much. I create minimum wage jobs and I could afford to pay more but I refuse to do so because the workers are just not worth more, and there are others who would like to have the job. Note that this is still a good thing for the economy, because there are more people working and paying taxes. I persoanlly would never work for minimum wage, and I doubt you would either. But please note for some, minimum wage is fair because their cannot get a higher wage elsewhere.