U.S. Employers Plan to Grow in 2019
Companies in the United States revealed the strongest first-quarter hiring outlook since 2006, according to ManpowerGroup’s latest employment forecast for 2019.
The global staffing provider’s survey of over 12,500 U.S. employers found that 23 percent plan to increase staff in the first quarter, while 5 percent plan to decrease staff. That results in a net employment outlook of 18 percent and rises to 20 percent when seasonally adjusted, marking the 18th consecutive quarter with an outlook of 15 percent or above. Manpower’s net employment outlook is figured by subtracting the percentage of employers expecting a decrease in hiring from the percentage of employers planning an increase in hiring.
“We’re seeing continued demand for skilled talent across the globe, as companies stay focused on business growth, especially in tight labor markets like the U.S.,” said ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO Jonas Prising.