Odds ‘favourable’ for Brockville summer job seekers, Manpower says

BROCKVILLE – The summer may be in your favour if you’re looking for a job, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

The query of local businesses shows that 17 per cent of those asked plan to hire, 7 per cent are planning cutbacks, 70 per cent are keeping the status quo and 6 per cent are unsure for the period of July through September.

The net employment outlook of 11 per cent is down one per cent from the last quarter and is also down three per cent from July-September 2017, “which still indicates a hopeful hiring pace for the upcoming months,” said Lisa MacInnis of Brockville’s Manpower office.

“Even though prospects are weaker in six of ten industry sectors compared to last quarter, we’re still seeing a positive hiring climate for most of the country,” Manpower spokesman Darlene Minatel said.

Across Canada, Manpower is expecting a “steady hiring pace” to continue. The net employment outlook is 13 per cent. That’s down 1 per cent from the last quarter but 4 per cent higher than July-September 2017.

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