Brockville – According to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, Brockville area employers expect a conservative hiring climate for the second quarter of 2020.
“Survey data reveals that 17% of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter, while 3% anticipate cutbacks,” stated Anne-Marie Lanthier of Manpower’s Brockville
office. “The remaining 80% of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter."
“With seasonal variations removed from the data, Brockville’s second quarter Net Employment Outlook of +10% is the same percentage as the previous quarterly
Outlook,” said Lanthier. “It’s also an eight percentage point increase from the Outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating a moderate hiring pace
for the upcoming months.”
“Though we can expect rigorous hiring activity in many regions, most Canadian employers are keeping their plans modest, partly due to persistent skills shortages,”
said Darlene Minatel, Country Manager of ManpowerGroup Canada. “The lack of available talent, especially in manufacturing, construction, and the skilled trades, is
leading employers to invest more heavily in their current workforce, bridging staff into open roles and redesigning the employee experience to improve retention.”