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Modest hiring climate expected in St. John’s in Q4: Manpower

Telegram file photo<br /> Water Street, St. John's
Telegram file photo<br /> Water Street, St. John's

Employers in the St. John’s area expect a moderate hiring climate over the next few months, according to ManpowerGroup’s Employment Outlook Survey.

During Quarter 4 (October-December) this year, 10 per cent of employers who participated in the survey say they plan to hire. Most employers — 77 per cent — say they will maintain current staffing levels, and three per cent weren’t sure.

“With seasonal variations removed from the data, St. John’s fourth quarter Net Employment Outlook of six per cent is a six percentage point increase when compared to the previous quarterly Outlook,” Mindy Stoltz of Manpower’s St. John’s office said in a news release. “It is also an increase of 18 percentage points from the Outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating a cautiously optimistic hiring pace for the upcoming months.”

On the national side of things, there’s some modest growth going into Quarter 4, said Darlene Minatel, vice-president of Manpower Canada’s operations and strategic accounts.

“Most of the hiring activity is expected to focus on Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia, however there are still some bright spots in the rest of Canada, led by an anticipated moderate uplift in the oil and gas sector,” she said.

To view the full report, visit Manpower’s website.

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