Conservative Hiring Climate Anticipated for Kingston

A conservative hiring climate is expected for Kingston in the coming months.

According to the latest Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey, just 13 per-cent of local employers plan to hire more staff between October and December, 10 per-cent anticipate cutbacks.

 "With seasonal variations removed from the data, Kingston's fourth quarter Net Employment Outlook of seven per cent is a one percentage point decrease when compared to the previous quarterly Outlook," says Lisa Macinnis of Manpower's Kingston office.

"It is also a decrease of four percentage points from the Outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating a mild hiring pace for the upcoming months."

When you look at the big picture, Canadian employers expect a cautiously optimistic hiring climate next quarter, with employers in the public administration sector reporting the strongest job prospects.

 "Most of the hiring activity is expected to focus on Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia, however there are still some bright spots in the rest of Canada, led by an anticipated moderate uplift in the oil and gas sector," says Darlene Minatel, Vice President, Manpower Canada Operations & Strategic Accounts.