27% of Windsor Employers Plan to Hire in Third Quarter

A steady hiring climate is being forecast for the Windsor area according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, which found most employers plan to hire during the third quarter of 2019.

"Survey data reveals that 27% of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter, while 3% anticipate cutbacks," according to Heather Irvine of Manpower's London office. "The remaining 70% of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter."

"With seasonal variations removed from the data, Windsor's third quarter Net Employment Outlook of +12% is a five percentage point increase when compared to the previous quarterly Outlook," said Irvine. "It is also a three percentage point increase from the Outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating a modest hiring pace for the upcoming months."

Overall, the survey of over 1,900 employers across Canada reveals that 19% of employers plan to increase their staffing levels in the third quarter of 2019, while 3% anticipate cutbacks.

"The arrival of spring has brought good news for Canadian job seekers. Following a moderately upward swing in job growth at the start of 2019, the market is expected to grow through the next quarter," said Darlene Minatel, Country Manager for ManpowerGroup Canada. "Employers in Canada continue to struggle with talent shortages and are increasingly interested in hiring teachable candidates. Talent shortages are also leading many companies to offer more full-time roles."