Richmond-Delta area employers expect a solid hiring climate for the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.
Survey data reveals 27 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (January to March), while none anticipate cutbacks, stated Jeff Polkinghorne of Manpower's Vancouver office. Another 67 per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels while six per cent of employers are unsure of their hiring intentions for the upcoming quarter.
"With seasonal variations removed from the data, Richmond-Delta's first quarter Net Employment Outlook of 27 per cent is a moderate increase when compared to the previous quarterly Outlook of 20 per cent," said Polkinghorne. "It is also a seven percentage point increase from the Outlook reported during the same time last year."