Human resources survey finds Ontario employers optimistic about making new hires

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An employment outlook survey is out from a human resources company called The ManPower Group that includes responses from almost 2,000 employers across Canada.

It finds the hiring climate in Ontario in the second quarter of the year (between April and June) is expected to be the best the province has seen in more than 6 years.

Results suggest that Ontario could see a 'net employment outlook' of +12 per cent.

Employers in all 10 industries surveyed expect an increase in payrolls.

Growth is expected in manufacturing, transportation, and the service sector.

Its the civil service, though, that's predicted to do the most hiring.

The strongest labour market in Ontario is forecast to be the Kitchener-Cambridge area.

Employers in places like Hamilton, Mississauga, and York Region also suggested they're optimistic about expanding payrolls in the lead-up to summer.

Employers in Fort Erie who took part in the survey say they don't expect any growth in payrolls, while employers in Niagara Falls expected to cut jobs heading into July.

Some businesses have expressed concerns that they would have to cut back on shifts for some employees because of a 20 per cent increase to Ontario's minimum wage.

It took effect on January 1.