Nearly One in Five Employers Plan to Hire this Year

U.S. employers are cautiously optimistic this year moving into the 1st quarter of 2017. Of the more than 11,000 employers surveyed recently by Manpower Group, 73% said they had no change in hiring plans. 19% of employers plan to increase staff levels. The highest areas for increase include the leisure and hospitality sector, (27% expecting increase of staff levels), wholesale and retail trade (20%), transportation and utilities (19%) and professional and business services (17%).

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