staffing levels

Over 90% of employers will maintain or increase staffing levels in Q1 2017, according to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. Predictions for Q1 come from 11,000 survey respondents.

Here are some highlights:

  • The majority of employers (73%) will maintain staffing levels. Nearly 20% anticipate a staffing increase.
  • The top 3 sectors for hiring in Q1 are Leisure and Hospitality (+27%), Wholesale & Retail Trade (+20%), and Transportation & Utilities (+19%)
  • Employment outlooks are strongest in Florida, California, Oklahoma, Oregon, Hawaii, and Iowa.
  • Employment outlooks are weakest in Wyoming, West Virginia, Montana, Puerto Rico, North Dakota, and Ohio

Source:  ManpowerGroup, Measured Growth: Nearly One in Five U.S. Employers Plan to Hire in Q1 2017