October 13th - 2009

Outlook improves for jobless Canadians

More Canadian employers will be hiring in the October to December period of 2009, according to the latest results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

More Canadian employers will be hiring in the October to December period of 2009, according to the latest results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. The survey of more than 1,900 Canadian employers reveals that 15 per cent plan to increase their payrolls in the fourth quarter of 2009, while 11 per cent anticipate cutbacks and 73 per cent of employers expect to maintain their current staffing levels. One per cent are unsure of their hiring intentions. Of the 10 surveyed industry sectors, employers in both the Construction sector and the Finance, Insurance & Real Estate sector report the most favourable forecasts for the period. More information can be found at Manpower Canada’s Web site at www.manpower.ca.

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