Fair Hiring Climate Anticipated for Kingston

There's some positive news for those looking for a job in Kingston.

According to the latest Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey, you can expect a fair hiring climate for the second quarter of the year, as 17 per-cent of employers in the Kingston area plan to hire between April and June.

"It is an increase of two percentage points when compared with the Outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating a cautiously optimistic hiring pace for the upcoming months," says  Lisa Macinnis of Manpower's Kingston office.

Only 10 per-cent anticipate cutbacks, while 73 per-cent plan to maintain their current staffing levels.

"The second quarter of 2018 is expected to see steady gains for Canadian job seekers," said Yvonne Tennenbaum, Regional Director for Manpower Canada.

"While Canada experienced a net loss of jobs in January, prospects for the upcoming quarter remain strong, led by exceptionally strong growth in Quebec where employers are hiring across multiple sectors."