Results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey: How they effect your business

The results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for Quarter 3 2010 have been released. The survey has been running for 47 years and is conducted quarterly as a public service to help businesses, consumers, government officials and agencies, trade associations and academic institutions understand the hiring plans of employers for the quarter to come.

Of the more than 18,000 U.S. employers surveyed, 18% anticipate an increase in staff levels in their Quarter 3 2010 hiring plans, while 8% expect a decrease in payrolls, resulting in a Net Employment Outlook of +10%. When seasonally adjusted, the Net Employment Outlook becomes +6%. Seventy percent of employers expect no change in their hiring plans. The final 4% of employers indicate they are undecided about their hiring intentions.

Dayton, OH area employers expect to hire at a respectable pace during the third quarter of 2010, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. From July to September, 18% of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 8% expect to reduce their payrolls. Another 71% expect to maintain their current staff levels and 3% are not certain of their hiring plans. This yields a Net Employment Outlook* of 10%.

Employers anticipate staff levels to be much higher than the second quarter of 2010 when the Net Employment Outlook was 0%. Employers also expect a significantly faster hiring pace compared with one year ago, when the Net Employment Outlook was -10%.

>> Read the full Manpower Employment Outlook Survey

>> Additional information is available at press.manpower.com

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