BROCKVILLE – The job climate in the Brockville area is being described as “mild”, according to Manpower.
The agency is out this week with its Employment Outlook Survey for October through December.
Of the city businesses asked, 17 per cent plan to hire, 10 per cent plan cutbacks and 67 per cent are staying with the status quo.
Six per cent were undecided.
The net employment outlook is down 3 per cent from the last quarter but the position for the final three months of the year is 7 per cent better than 2016.
Manpower spokesman Lisa MacInnis told Brockville Newswatch they are seeing an “uptick” in manufacturing production “which may lead to the hiring pace for Cornwall and for Brockville for that matter.”
Across Canada, 12 per cent plan to hire, 6 per cent plan to cut back staff, 80 per cent are staying with the status quo and 2 per cent were unsure of their hiring intentions.