Published: Wed, March 15, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Employer Survey: Uptick In Hiring Coming For Wisconsin

Employer Survey: Uptick In Hiring Coming For Wisconsin

Even in countries where hiring intentions are positive, some employers are experiencing challenges finding individuals with the most in-demand skills.

With only 4% of employers foreseeing a decrease in staffing levels and 69% anticipating no change, Bulgaria's seasonally adjusted net employment outlook stands at 13%, relatively stable in comparison to last quarter, and to the same period previous year.

In February, the government's employment agency said that Bulgaria's jobless rate rose slightly to 8.2% in January, from 8.0% the month before. However, the report said India's Net Employment Outlook has dipped by varying margins for five consecutive quarters, and opportunities for job seekers are expected to be considerably weaker than they were a year ago at this time.

The hiring outlook will move at a slow but steady pace.

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The region has a net employment outlook - calculated by subtracting the percent planning to decrease from those planning an increase - of 20 percent. Publication of the survey coincided with the release of the latest economic forecast from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which upgraded its growth forecast for this year from 1.1 to 1.4 per cent, but slightly downgraded its prediction for 2018 from 1.4 to 1.3 per cent. Dr Adam Marshall, director general of the BCC, said, "Thanks to the hard work of businesses and the continued resilience of the redoubtable British consumer, the United Kingdom economy is likely to grow somewhat more strongly than we'd previously expected during 2017". This is six percentage points higher than the same period past year. Finance, insurance & real estate, with an outlook of +16 per cent, is likely to see steady hirings.

In Canada, 1,900 micro, small, medium and large employers were interviewed about their hiring prospects between April and June.

The national Net Employment Outlook is +9%, unchanged since last quarter. Sharp declines of 27 and 24 percentage points are reported in the Manufacturing sector and the mining and construction sector, respectively, while the Outlook for the Transportation & Utilities sector is 21 percentage points weaker.

When compared with the previous quarter, Outlooks decline by 5 percentage points in both the North and the East, while employers in the West report a decrease of 4 percentage points.

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