Active hiring climate expected for Cornwall
Cornwall area employers expect an active hiring climate for the third quarter of 2010, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.
Survey data reveals that 26 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (July to September), while zero per cent anticipate cutbacks, stated Kendra Held of Manpower’s Cornwall office. Another 74 per cent of employers intend to maintain their current staffing levels and zero per cent are unsure of their hiring intentions for the third quarter of 2010.
“Cornwall’s third quarter Net Employment Outlook of 26 per cent is an increase from the same time last year when employers reported a Net Employment Outlook of seven per cent,” said Held. “It is also a 16 percentage point increase from the previous quarter indicating a solid hiring climate for the upcoming quarter.”
“This quarter’s national Net Employment Outlook indicates that the fair hiring climate reported in the previous quarter will strengthen in the third quarter of 2010,” says Lori Rogers, VP of Staffing Services for Manpower Canada. “Employers are telling us that they plan to continue to increase their payrolls in the upcoming three-month period.”
Of the 10 surveyed industry sectors, employers in the Mining and Construction industry sectors report the most favourable results for the third quarter of 2010, with projected Net Employment Outlooks of 19 per cent and 15 per cent respectively, once seasonal variations are removed from the data. This is followed by the Wholesale and Retail Trade sector, where employers anticipate a hopeful hiring climate, reporting a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of 13 per cent.