Steady Hiring Climate Projected for Kingston

Whether you're unemployed or looking for a new job, you'll be happy to hear that a steady hiring climate is anticipated in Kingston for the next quarter.

According to the latest Manpower Group Employment outlook survey, 23 per-cent of local employers plan to hire between July and September while only 3 per-cent anticipate cutbacks.

“With seasonal variations removed from the data, Kingston’s third quarter Net Employment Outlook of 14 per-cent is a six percentage point increase when compared to the previous quarterly Outlook,” says  Lisa Macinnis of Manpower’s Kingston office.

“It is also an increase of five percentage point from the Outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating a hopeful hiring pace for the upcoming months.”

Looking at the country as a whole, employers in the Transportation & Public Utilities sector anticipate the most active hiring climate of any industry.

“Even though prospects are weaker in six of ten industry sectors compared to last quarter, we’re still seeing a positive hiring climate for most of the country,” says Darlene Minatel, Country Manager for Manpower Group Canada.

“The numbers reflect a pattern of a labour market nearing capacity, with unemployment in some regions at record lows. For job seekers, this could mean larger wage gains in the quarter to come.”