Bosses cau­tious over tak­ing on new re­cruits

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ONE in five em­ploy­ers an­tic­i­pate hir­ing new staff in the next three months but about one in 10 bosses in­tend to de­crease their work­force, the Man­power Em­ploy­ment Out­look Sur­vey re­veals.

In South Aus­tralia, it means an over­all hir­ing out­look of 8 per cent, a slight de­crease of 1 per cent on the last quar­ter.

Man­pow­erGroup man­ag­ing direc­tor Lin­coln Craw­ley says the high ex­change rate, low con­sumer sen­ti­ment and un­cer­tainty in Europe are mak­ing em­ploy­ers ner­vous and hold­ing back em­ploy­ment in many sec­tors.

‘‘ Aus­tralia’s busi­ness pro­jec­tions are strong. But em­ploy­ers are un­der­stand­ably cau­tious in their hir­ing,’’ he says.

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