Richmond-Delta employers expecting a 14% increase of job hiring: survey

A survey done with more than 1,200 employers across Canada, found that Richmond-Delta area employers are expecting an increase of staff being hired in the next four months, according to ManpowerGroup Canada.

Results from the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey showed that 14 per cent of employers in the Richmond-Delta area plan to hire new staff in the coming fourth quarter of the year, which is 16 percentage points higher than the same time last year.

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However, five per cent of employers anticipate cutting staff, said Richard Plumb, with Manpower Group’s Vancouver office.

“Another 77 per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter, while the remaining four per cent of employers are unsure of their hiring intentions,” said Plumb.

According to Darlene Minatel, a manager of Manpower Group Canada, the increased employment outlook is a “real benefit” for job seekers.

Eight of ten industry sectors, said Minatel, are expecting to add more workers with the exception of education and mining.

The sectors with the strongest outlook are public administration, transportation and public utilities, and manufacturing non-durables.

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