Manpower's latest survey says 11 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter

Mario ToneguzziEmployers in the Calgary region expect a moderate hiring climate for the second quarter of this year, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

“Survey data reveals that 11 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (April to June), while six per cent anticipate cutbacks,” said Randy Upright, chief executive officer of Manpower’s Alberta Region.

The report said 80 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, Calgary’s second quarter net employment outlook of eight per cent is a three percentage point increase when compared to the previous quarterly outlook,” said Upright.

“It is also an increase of three percentage points compared with the outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating a modest hiring pace for the upcoming months.”

Respected business writer Mario Toneguzzi is a veteran Calgary-based journalist who worked for 35 years for the Calgary Herald in various capacities, including 12 years as a senior business writer.


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