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Tue Jun 12, 2012, 12:32 PM

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals Increase in U.S. Employers' Hiring Plans for 3rd Quarter [View all]

Source: MarketWatch

MILWAUKEE, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Hiring confidence among U.S. employers continues to inch up as all states, regions and industries surveyed report a positive Net Employment Outlook, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today by ManpowerGroup. The seasonally adjusted survey results show the Net Employment Outlook for Quarter 3 2012 is +11%, slightly up from +10% during Quarter 2 2012 and +8% during the same period last year.

This quarter's research concludes:

Employer Confidence Builds: Quarter 3 2012 marks the first double-digit Net Employment Outlook across all four regions since 2008.

92 Percent of Companies Expect Similar or Growing Staff Levels: According to seasonally adjusted data, 92 percent of U.S. employers plan to increase or make no changes to their hiring in Quarter 3 2012. The continued climb in confidence marks 11 straight quarters of positive overall hiring Outlook, which were preceded by three quarters of pessimistic employment plans.

Positive Trend Continues Across U.S.: Hiring intentions continue to climb in the U.S. with employers in all 50 states expecting to add staff. With two consecutive quarters of strong results, Alaska remains a leader among the states. Alaskan employers have shown a significant increase in hiring intentions since Quarter 1 2012 when the Outlook was +1% compared with +29% in Quarter 3 2012. All 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas surveyed also report positive hiring intentions.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/manpower-employment-outlook-survey-reveals-increase-in-us-employers-hiring-plans-for-the-third-quarter-2012-06-12

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