"The second quarter of 2018 is expected to see steady gains for Canadian job seekers", said Yvonne Tennenbaum, regional director for Manpower Canada.
The strongest hiring prospects were recorded in the sector of electricity, natural gas and water, with a +22 percent reading. Meanwhile the Leisure and Hospitality sector has remained stable over previous quarters, but does not appear to be showing much momentum for expansion over the next three months.
Both state and national hiring outlook numbers are stronger than the current quarter, when a net of 15 percent of IN employers planned to hire and 19 percent of US employers expected to add jobs.
The strong national result is unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago, but declines by three percentage points quarter-on-quarter.
According to the report, USA employer hiring confidence is staying strong in Q2 2018 as one in five plan to grow their workforce in the three months ahead.
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The survey, conducted among over 4,600 employers across India in various segments of industries, noted that although the hiring pace will slow, few staff reductions are expected. When compared with 1Q 2018, hiring prospects are five percentage points stronger in Gauteng, and improve by two percentage points in KwaZulu-Natal.
Modest hiring plans are reported in the mining and construction sector with an outlook of +7%, and in the transportation and utilities sector, where the outlook is +6%.
Outlooks of +10% and +9% are reported in the wholesale and retail trade sector, and the manufacturing sector, respectively, while services sector employers report an outlook of +8%. In fact, of the more than 4,600 employers surveyed in India, 0 percent expressed any expectations to reduce payrolls in the next three months. When forecasts are compared with those reported in the first-quarter, hiring intentions improve in 17 countries and territories, decline in 17 and are unchanged in nine. Based on seasonally adjusted data, employers in Hungary report the most optimistic hiring plans in the EMEA region.
Mr Fischer also said that despite softening in key sectors the outlook overall is strong and continues to be positive for hopes of wage increases in the coming quarters.
This survey is conducted quarterly with the objective of measuring employers' intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their work forces.
Among businesses in 44 countries surveyed, business in all but one country expect to add staff over the next three months, with the greatest optimism for new hiring found in in Croatia, followed closely by Taiwan in the number two spot.