Richmond area employers expect an active hiring climate for the third quarter of 2012, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.
Survey data reveals 27 per cent of employers plan to hire from July to September, while three per cent anticipate cutbacks, stated Jeff Polkinghorne of Manpower's Vancouver office.
Another 67 per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels while three per cent of employers are unsure of their hiring intentions for the upcoming quarter.
"Richmond's third quarter net employment outlook of 24 per cent is a decrease from the outlook of 32 per cent, which was reported for the previous quarter," said Polkinghorne.
"It is also a four percentage point increase from the outlook reported during the same time last year indicating an optimistic hiring pace for the upcoming months."
Job seekers in all regions are likely to benefit from a steady hiring climate, with employers in Western Canada reporting the most favourable outlook, according to Byrne Luft, vice president of operations at Staffing Services for Manpower Canada.