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Hiring climate favourable for fall

Delta and Richmond area employers anticipate a favourable hiring climate for the fourth quarter of the year, according to the most recent Manpower employment outlook survey.

Delta and Richmond area employers anticipate a favourable hiring climate for the fourth quarter of the year, according to the most recent Manpower employment outlook survey.

"Survey data shows that 17 per cent of employers intend to hire with none expecting cutbacks for the upcoming quarter (October to December)," said Jeff Polkinghorne with Manpower's Vancouver office.

The study shows the other 83 per cent plan to maintain current staffing levels for the remaining months of the year.

Seventeen per cent is a moderate decrease from the previous quarter's report of 24 per cent planning to hire, however, it's a one percentage point increase over what was reported at the same time last year.

"Job seekers in all regions are likely to benefit from a positive hiring climate from October through December, with employers in Western Canada reporting the most upbeat outlook," said Byrne Luft, vice president of operations and staffing services for Manpower Canada.

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The experience of human flight has returned to Delta for the last part of the summer. For the month of September only, people can experience bodyflying next to Splashdown Park at the F440 racetrack.

Formerly located in the Delta area, Fly Zone has returned to again offer this unique experience.

"With summer weather sticking around it's a great time to give flying a try or experience it again in a new location," says owner Peter Zaoralek.

"The Delta community was very receptive when we opened here. We were excited to have the opportunity to bring the experience back to Delta."

Fly Zone Bodyflight uses vertical wind tunnel technology to create winds up to 230 km/h and a flying experience that simulates a skydive freefall without the falling risks and costs associated with skydiving.

Fly Zone Bodyflight has been operating a portable wind tunnel since 2009 and opened an all-weather location in December 2010 in Delta. It operated until last December when the site was closed for development.

Fly Zone is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The site is available at other times for group bookings.

Rates are $35 for a single flight or two flights for $50. Reservations can be made by calling 604-940-0100 or emailing reservations@flyzone.ca. Drop in times are also available.