Bright hiring climate expected in City

  • Mar. 21, 2012 3:06 p.m.

Red Deer area employers expect a bright hiring climate for the second quarter of 2012, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

Survey data reveals that 35% of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (April to June), while three per cent anticipate cutbacks, stated Randy Upright, CEO of Manpower’s Alberta Region. Another 60% of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels while two per cent of employers are unsure of their hiring intentions for the upcoming quarter.

“Red Deer’s second quarter Net Employment Outlook of 32% is an improvement from the outlook of five per cent which was reported for the previous quarter,” said Upright. “It is also a 22% point increase from the outlook reported during the same time last year indicating a prosperous hiring pace for the upcoming months.”

“Strengthened by an active Outlook in the Mining industry sector where efforts are underway in Alberta to develop the largest oil field outside the Middle East, the Net Employment Outlook for the upcoming quarter indicates a respectable hiring climate for the April to June time frame,” says Janis Sugar, director of marketing for Manpower Canada.

“Overall, Canadian employers tell us that they plan to maintain their payrolls during the upcoming spring months which is positive for job seekers. If we look at longer-term hiring trends, compared to last year this time, Outlooks are stable or improved.”