Respectable hiring climate anticipated for Richmond-Delta

Richmond-Delta area employers expect a respectable hiring climate for the third quarter of 2019, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

“Survey data reveals that 23 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter, while three per cent anticipate cutbacks,” stated Richard Plumb of Manpower’s Vancouver office.

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Seventy-three per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter, while the remaining one per cent are unsure of their hiring intentions.

With seasonal variations removed from the data, Richmond-Delta’s second quarter net employment outlook of +16 per cent is a four percentage point increase when compared to the previous quarterly outlook, according to Plumb.

“The arrival of spring has brought good news for Canadian job seekers. Following a moderately upward swing in job growth at the start of 2019, the market is expected to grow through the next quarter,” said Darlene Minatel, country manager for ManpowerGroup Canada.

“Employers in Canada continue to struggle with talent shortages and are increasingly interested in hiring teachable candidates. Talent shortages are also leading many companies to offer more full-time roles.”

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