Moderate Hiring Climate Anticipated for Kingston

The latest Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey for Kingston says we can expect a moderate hiring climate for the second quarter of 2017.

10 per-cent of local employers plan to hire between April and June, while just 3 per-cent say they anticipate staffing cutbacks.

The majority, 87 per-cent, plan to keep current staffing levels the same.

“With seasonal variations removed from the data, Kingston’s second quarter Net Employment Outlook of eight 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 seven percentage points from the Outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating a conservative hiring pace for the upcoming months.”

“Nationally, the second quarter of 2017 is expected to see modest gains for Canadian job seekers,” says Darlene Minatel, Vice President, Manpower Canada Operations and Strategic Accounts.

“Many companies, especially in the manufacturing sector, are taking a cautious approach until they see what effect political changes in the United States will have on the Canadian economy.”