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March 18, 2005

Manpower survey

Hiring outlook is bright

Canadian employers are projecting strong hiring for the April to June 2005 period, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

The survey of more than 1,700 Canadian employers reveals that 31 per cent plan to increase their payrolls while five per cent anticipate cutbacks, for a net employment outlook of 26 per cent.

With seasonal variations removed from the survey data, the net employment outlook forecast of 18 per cent is a one-per-cent decrease from the previous quarter; however, hiring expectations continue to be upbeat through the second quarter of 2005.

“The net employment outlooks for the first two quarters of 2005 are stronger than all net employment outlooks reported in 2004, once seasonal variations are removed,” said Deborah Bakti, spokesperson for Manpower Canada.

“The regional projections indicate a continued positive hiring climate,” Bakti adds.

Western Canada is again projecting the most robust net employment outlook at 38 per cent, followed by Atlantic Canada at 26 per cent and Ontario at 24 per cent. Quebec is expecting a steady three months with a net employment outlook of 14 per cent.

Of the 10 surveyed sectors, employers in the construction and finance, insurance and real estate sectors expect the healthiest activity for the April to June 2005 period. Both sectors have projected net employment outlooks of 24 per cent once seasonal variations are removed.

In the construction sector, employers reported solid hiring expectations with a seasonally adjusted net employment outlook of 24 per cent.

The outlook is up six per cent from the first quarter, however, a seven-per-cent drop is indicated compared to this time last year.

The survey is conducted quarterly to measure employers’ intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their workforce during the next quarter.

The survey is based on interviews with more than 1,700 public and private employers in 43 markets across the country.

The margin of error for the Canadian survey is +/- 2.4 per cent.

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