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Employement Survey

Solid Hiring Climate Anticipated For Kitchener-Waterloo- Cambridge

Kitchener area employers expect a solid hiring climate for the second quarter of 2018, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

“Survey data reveals that 35 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (April to June), while two per cent anticipate cutbacks,” stated Erica Melarangeli of Manpower’s Kitchener office. Another 60 per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter, while the remaining three per cent are unsure of their hiring intentions.

“With seasonal variations removed from the data, Kitchener’s second quarter Net Employment Outlook of 25 per cent is a six percentage point increase when compared to the previous quarterly Outlook,” said Melarangeli. “It is also an increase of nine percentage points compared with the Outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating an active hiring pace for the upcoming months.”


ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey:

Canada’s Second-Quarter Forecast is Strongest Reported Since 2011;

Job Prospects Strongest in the Public Administration Sector

Hiring confidence among Canadian employers has now improved for four consecutive quarters and the new forecast, released today by ManpowerGroup, is the strongest reported since 2011. Employers expect a steady hiring climate for job seekers in the second quarter of 2018, with the strongest job prospects reported in the Public Administration sector where nearly three of every 10 employers surveyed said they planned to add to their payrolls during the April-June quarter.

With seasonal variations removed from the data, the Net Employment Outlook of 14 per cent is a two percentage point increase compared to the previous quarter and is an increase of seven percentage points compared to the Outlook reported during the same time last year.

“The second quarter of 2018 is expected to see steady gains for Canadian job seekers,” said Yvonne Tennenbaum, Regional Director for ManpowerGroup Canada. “While Canada experienced a net loss of jobs in January, the employers we surveyed are forecasting varying levels of job gains across all industry sectors, regions and organization-size categories. Prospects for the upcoming quarter remain strong, led by exceptionally strong growth in Quebec where employers are hiring across multiple sectors.”

The survey of over 1,900 employers across Canada reveals that 20 per cent plan to increase their staffing levels in the second quarter of 2018, while three per cent anticipate cutbacks. Of the employers surveyed, 74 per cent expect their current staffing levels to remain unchanged and three per cent are unsure about their hiring intentions for the upcoming quarter.

Public Administration

Employers for this sector report a Net Employment Outlook of 20 per cent for the second quarter of 2018, indicating a strong hiring climate for job seekers. This Outlook is an increase of three percentage points compared to the previous quarter’s forecast and is an increase of seven percentage points compared to the Outlook at the same time last year. It is the most favourable Outlook for any sector this quarter.

Manufacturing – Durables

The Net Employment Outlook in the Manufacturing – Durables sector is an upbeat 19 per cent this quarter. This is a one percentage point decrease from the Outlook reported last quarter, but is also an increase of seven percentage points compared to the Outlook reported in the same quarter last year.

Transportation & Public Utilities

Employers in the Transportation & Public Utilities sector anticipate a steady hiring pace, reporting a Net Employment Outlook of 17 per cent for the second quarter of 2018. This is a 10 percentage point decrease from the forecast reported for the previous quarter, but is also an increase of 13 percentage points compared to the same time last year.

Finance, Insurance & Real Estate

In the Finance, Insurance & Real Estate sector, employers report respectable hiring expectations for the second quarter of 2018, with a Net Employment Outlook of 15 per cent. This is an 11 percentage point decrease when compared to the previous quarter but also an increase of eight percentage points over the Outlook from the same period last year.

Services

Job seekers in the Services sector should expect a positive hiring climate for the second quarter of 2018, with a Net Employment Outlook of 15 per cent. This is a three percentage point increase when compared to the previous quarter, and an increase of seven per cent over the Outlook reported during the same time last year.

Manufacturing – Non-Durables

In the Manufacturing – Non-Durables industry, employers report a Net Employment Outlook of 14 per cent, the strongest Outlook reported in the sector since 2011. This forecast is an one percentage point increase from last quarter and an increase of 12 percentage points from the Outlook reported during the same time last year.

Mining

Employers in the Mining sector anticipate an upbeat Net Employment Outlook of 14 per cent for the second quarter of 2018. This forecast is a seven percentage point increase from last quarter and an increase of eight percentage points from the Outlook reported during the same time last year.

Construction

Job seekers in the Construction sector should expect a moderate hiring climate for the upcoming quarter with a Net Employment Outlook of 10 per cent. This forecast is an increase of five percentage points from the Outlook reported in the previous quarter and is a six percentage point increase compared to the same time last year.

Education

Employers in the education sector expect a fair hiring pace for the upcoming quarter, anticipating a Net Employment Outlook of nine per cent. This is an increase of one percentage point from the Outlook reported last quarter and a two percentage point increase from the Outlook reported during the same quarter last year.

Wholesale & Retail Trade

In the Wholesale & Retail Trade sector, employers expect a modest hiring pace with a Net Employment Outlook of eight per cent. This reflects a one percentage point decrease compared to the previous quarter’s forecast and a decrease of two percentage points from the Outlook reported during the same time last year.

Hiring Intentions Strongest in Quebec

Survey results for the second quarter of 2018 show that job seekers across Canada can expect to see some hiring activity. Employers in Quebec expect the most encouraging hiring climate for the coming quarter, forecasting a Net Employment Outlook of 20 per cent. Employers in Atlantic Canada also anticipate an upbeat hiring pace, reporting an Outlook of 15 per cent, while job seekers in Ontario and Western Canada should still plan for a hopeful hiring climate, with employers there reporting an Outlook of 12 per cent and 11 per cent, respectively.

Large- and Medium-sized Organizations Expect Most Positive Hiring Climate

Large (250+ employees) and medium (50-249 employees) organizations report the most positive hiring plans for the upcoming quarter, reporting seasonally adjusted Outlooks of 29 and 18 per cent, respectively. Small organizations (10-49 employees) indicate a modest Outlook of 11 per cent, while micro-sized organizations (1-9 employees) expect a cautiously optimistic hiring pace, reporting an Outlook of six per cent for the upcoming quarter.

“The second quarter of 2018 is expected to see steady gains for Canadian job seekers,” said Yvonne Tennenbaum, Regional Director for Manpower Canada. “While Canada experienced a net loss of jobs in January, prospects for the upcoming quarter remain strong, led by exceptionally strong growth in Quebec where employers are hiring across multiple sectors.”



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