TORONTO, June 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian employers expect the hiring
climate to remain favourable for the third quarter of 2012, according
to the latest results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, the
most extensive, forward-looking employment survey in the world.
With seasonal variations removed from the data, the Net Employment
Outlook of 12 per cent is relatively stable when compared to the
Outlook reported in the previous quarter. This Outlook is also a four
percentage point drop from the Outlook reported during the same time
last year. However, results for the third quarter do represent one of
the more subdued employer forecasts in more than two years.
The survey of over 1,900 Canadian employers reveals that 23 per cent of
them plan to increase their payrolls in the third quarter of 2012,
while five per cent anticipate cutbacks. Of those surveyed, 70 per cent
of employers expect to maintain their current staffing levels while two
per cent are unsure of their hiring intentions for the upcoming
"Job seekers in all regions are likely to benefit from a steady hiring
climate from July through September, with employers in Western Canada
reporting the most favourable Outlook," says Byrne Luft, Vice President
of Operations, Staffing Services for Manpower Canada. "Although some
Outlooks have decreased slightly compared to the previous quarter, job
seekers should maintain confidence in the labour market as employers
throughout Canada anticipate the hiring pace will remain upbeat through
Employers in the Mining sector anticipate a healthy third quarter in
2012, reporting a Net Employment Outlook of 23 per cent. This is a two
percentage point improvement from the Outlook reported in the previous
quarter. The Outlook remains strong with no change from the Outlook
reported during the same time last year. ManpowerGroup research reveals
that employers in the Mining sector have reported the strongest
forecasts in five of the last six quarters.
Transportation & Public Utilities
Employers forecast a favourable hiring climate, reporting a Net
Employment Outlook of 18 per cent for the third quarter of 2012. This
quarter's Outlook is a two percentage point increase from the forecast
reported for the previous quarter; however it remains unchanged from
the Outlook reported during the same time last year.
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
Employers report a Net Employment Outlook of 14 per cent for the third
quarter of 2012, indicating an upbeat hiring climate. This Outlook is a
slight improvement from the forecast of 10 per cent, which was reported
for the previous quarter, and is relatively stable when compared to the
Outlook reported during the same time last year.
Wholesale & Retail Trade
In the Wholesale & Retail Trade industry sector, employers anticipate a
respectable hiring climate, reporting a Net Employment Outlook of 13
per cent. This quarter's forecast is relatively stable when compared to
the previous quarter's forecast and the Outlook reported during the
same time last year.
Manufacturing - Durables
With a Net Employment Outlook of 12 per cent, employers in the
Manufacturing - Durables sector anticipate a favorable hiring climate
for job seekers. This Outlook remains relatively stable when compared
to both the prior quarter's forecast and to the Outlook reported last
In the Services sector, employers anticipate a steady hiring climate for
the third quarter of 2012, reporting a Net Employment Outlook of 12 per
cent. This forecast is a slight decline of two percentage points from
the Outlook reported in the previous quarter and the Outlook reported
during the same time last year.
Reporting a Net Employment Outlook of eight per cent, employers in the
Construction sector anticipate a fair hiring climate for the upcoming
quarter. This forecast declines when compared to both the Outlook of 13
per cent reported during the previous quarter and 18 per cent reported
during the same time last year.
In the Public Administration industry sector, employers anticipate a
fair hiring environment for the third quarter of 2012, reporting a Net
Employment Outlook of eight per cent. This is a slight improvement from
the previous quarter when employers reported a seasonally adjusted
Outlook of six per cent. However, it is a nine percentage point
decrease when compared to the same period last year.
Manufacturing - Non-Durables
In the Manufacturing - Non-Durables industry sector, employers report a
Net Employment Outlook of four per cent indicating a mild hiring
climate for the third quarter of 2012. Employer hiring intentions also
decline moderately from the previous quarter when employers reported an
Outlook of 10 per cent. It is also a 10 percentage point drop from the
Outlook reported during the same time last year.
Employers report a Net Employment Outlook of one per cent, indicating a
modest hiring climate for the upcoming three-month period. This
quarter's Outlook is a slight drop from the previous quarter when
sector employers reported an Outlook of eight per cent, and an eight
percentage point decrease from the Outlook reported last year during
the same time. It is also the least optimistic forecast reported by
Education sector employers since the fourth quarter of 2009.
Regional Hiring Intentions Upbeat
"Regionally, employers in Western Canada anticipate the strongest hiring
climates for the upcoming quarter," adds Luft. "The data indicates
employers expect a favourable environment for job seekers, reporting a
Net Employment Outlook of 18 per cent. The forecast for this region is
due in part to the robust hiring forecast reported by employers in the
Transportation and Public Utilities industry sector. In Quebec
employers anticipate an upbeat hiring climate for the upcoming quarter,
reporting a Net Employment Outlook of 16 per cent. Meanwhile, employers
in Ontario and Atlantic Canada project a modest third quarter with Net
Employment Outlooks of 10 and nine per cent, respectively."
Note to Editors
Full survey results for each of the 41 countries and territories
included in this quarter's survey, plus regional and global
comparisons, can be found in the Research Centre at www.manpower.ca. In addition, all tables and graphs from the full report are available
to be downloaded for use in publication or broadcast from the
ManpowerGroup Web site at http://www.manpowergroup.com/meos.
Note that in Quarter 2 of 2008, the survey adopted the TRAMO-SEATS model
for seasonal adjustment of data. As a result, you may notice some
seasonally adjusted data points change slightly from previous reports.
This model is recommended by the Eurostat department of the European
Union and the European Central Bank and is widely used internationally.
About the Survey
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. It is the most extensive
forward-looking survey of its kind, unparalleled in its size, scope,
longevity and area of focus. The Survey has been running for 50 years
and is one of the most trusted surveys of employment activity in the
world. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is based on interviews
with over 65,000 public and private employers worldwide and is
considered a highly respected economic indicator.
The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is currently available for 41
countries and territories: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium,
Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic,
France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland,
Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama,
Peru, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South
Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the
United States. The program began in the United States and Canada in
1962, and the United Kingdom was added in 1966. Mexico and Ireland
launched the survey in 2002, and 13 additional countries were added to
the program in 2003. New Zealand joined the program in 2004, China,
India, Switzerland and Taiwan were added in 2005, and Argentina, Peru,
Costa Rica and South Africa joined in 2006. Colombia, the Czech
Republic, Greece, Guatemala, Poland and Romania joined in 2008; Brazil
and Hungary joined in 2009; Panama joined in 2010 and Israel and
Slovakia joined in 2011. For more information, visit the ManpowerGroup
Web site at www.manpowergroup.com and enter the Research Center.
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