TORONTO, March 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Modest gains in employment are anticipated by Canadian employers over the next three months, with a moderate hiring climate for job seekers in the second quarter of 2019. Employers in the Transportation & Public Utilities sector report the strongest job prospects according to the latest ManpowerGroup 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 10 per cent is a two percentage point decrease compared to the previous quarter and is a decrease of four percentage points compared to the Outlook reported during the same time last year.
The survey of over 1,900 employers across Canada reveals that 16 per cent of employers plan to increase their staffing levels in the second quarter of 2019, while three per cent anticipate cutbacks. 80 per cent of the employers surveyed expect their current staffing levels to remain unchanged, while the remaining one per cent are unsure of their hiring intentions.
"Canadian job growth has picked up in the first quarter of 2019, and this appears to be reflected in the forecast for the second quarter of 2019. With the private sector ramping up hiring efforts, 66,800 new jobs were created January, and this trend can be expected to continue in second quarter of the year," said Darlene Minatel, Country Manager for ManpowerGroup Canada. "Ontario and Quebec continue to experience a hiring surge, but many employers are still struggling to find the right candidates for open jobs."
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