Richmond-Delta area employers expect a healthy hiring climate for the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.
“Survey data reveals that 20 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (October to December), while three per cent anticipate cutbacks,” stated Richard Plumb of Manpower’s Vancouver office. “Another 73 per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter. The remaining four per cent are unsure of their hiring intentions.”
“With seasonal variations removed from the data, Richmond-Delta’s fourth quarter Net Employment Outlook of 21 per cent is an eight percentage point decrease when compared to the previous quarterly Outlook,” said Plumb. “It is also an increase of four percentage points from the Outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating an optimistic hiring pace for the upcoming months.”
"With the unemployment rate hovering near 40-year lows, competition for talent is heating up across the country," said Darlene Minatel, Country Manager for ManpowerGroup Canada. "Skilled trades and bilingual candidates are especially in demand, causing upward pressure on wages and an increase in permanent full-time hiring as the need to improve retention becomes more urgent."