‘Moderate hiring climate’ coming up for Richmond: Employment agency

Richmondites looking for a new job may not be able to expect a significant number of openings coming up, but one employment agency says the area will have a “moderate hiring climate” over the next few months.

“Survey data reveals that 13 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter,” stated Richard Plumb of Manpower’s Vancouver office, speaking of the Richmond-Delta area.

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“Another 80 per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter. The remaining seven per cent are unsure of their hiring intentions."   

Plumb added that there’s a “cautious hiring pace” in the next few months, which is seen from the 17 per cent decrease in the hiring outlook from the same time last year.

“Canadian job growth has picked up in the second quarter of 2019, and this appears to be reflected in the forecast for the second quarter of 2019,” said Darlene Minatel, country manager for ManpowerGroup Canada.

“With the private sector ramping up hiring efforts, 66,800 new jobs were created January, and this trend can be expected to continue in the second quarter of the year.”

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