4:43 am June 14, 2011, by Henry Unger
I hope they follow through.
Metro Atlanta employers plan to hire at a strong pace in the third quarter, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released Tuesday.
Twenty-two percent of the metro companies interviewed expect to hire more employees from July to September, while 6 percent plan to cut staff, Manpower said. Another 70 percent expect to maintain their current staff levels and 2 percent are not certain of their hiring plans.
This yields a Net Employment Outlook of 16 percent (planned increases minus decreases), Manpower said. That’s up from 11 percent in the second quarter and 8 percent a year ago.
Job prospects appear better in many industries, Manpower said, including construction, manufacturing, transportation and utilities, wholesale and retail trade, information, financial activities, professional and business services, and leisure and hospitality.
The third-quarter results for metro Atlanta were slightly better than statewide.
Twenty-one percent of Georgia companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 7 percent expect to reduce their payrolls, Manpower said. This yields a Net Employment Outlook of 14 percent.
Nationally, of the more than 18,000 employers surveyed, 20 percent anticipate an increase in staffing, while 8 percent expect a decrease in payrolls. This results in a Net Employment Outlook of 12 percent.
– Henry Unger, The Biz Beat
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