Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals Canadian Employers Anticipate a Steady Hiring Climate for the Second Quarter of 2013;

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals Canadian Employers Anticipate a 
Steady Hiring Climate for the Second Quarter of 2013; Job Prospects Strongest 
in Transportation & Public Utilities sector 
TORONTO, March 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian employers expect the hiring climate 
to remain steady for the second quarter of 2013, with employers in the 
Transportation & Public Utilities sector reporting the strongest 2Q job 
prospects, according to the latest results of the Manpower Employment Outlook 
Survey, the most extensive, forward-looking employment survey in the world. 
With seasonal variations removed from the data, the Net Employment Outlook of 
12 per cent is a slight decrease when compared to the Outlook reported in the 
previous quarter. This Outlook is also a one percentage point drop from the 
Outlook reported during the same time last year. However, results for the 
second quarter do represent a continued trend of respectable hiring patterns 
seen over the course of the last year. 
The survey of over 1,900 Canadian employers reveals that 20 per cent of them 
plan to increase their payrolls in the second quarter of 2013, while five per 
cent anticipate cutbacks. Of those surveyed, 75 per cent of employers expect 
to maintain their current staffing levels. 
Job seekers in Western and Atlantic Canada are likely to benefit from an 
upbeat hiring climate from April through June, while Ontario and Quebec still 
expect some gains. Although regional Outlooks are experiencing slight 
decreases compared to the previous quarter, job seekers will likely continue 
to find opportunities in the labour market as employers throughout Canada 
project the hiring pace will remain steady through the spring. 
"Thanks in part to expected job gains from companies such as Walmart and Green 
Revolution EMS, the national hiring climate should remain upbeat," said Byrne 
Luft, Vice President of Operations for Manpower Canada. "Employers in the 
Transportation & Public Utilities and Construction sectors anticipate the 
strongest gains in the upcoming quarter, especially in Western Canada. 
Additionally, we're seeing that most of the new jobs created in Canada so far 
this year have been full-time positions. This continuing trend toward 
full-time employment is an encouraging sign." 
Transportation & Public Utilities 
Employers anticipate a strong hiring climate, reporting a Net Employment 
Outlook of 22 per cent for the second quarter of 2013. This quarter's Outlook 
is a one percentage point increase from the forecast reported for the previous 
quarter; it is also a six percentage point increase from the Outlook reported 
during the same time last year. The Transportation & Public Utilities sector 
reported its strongest Outlook since the second quarter of 2007. It is the 
most optimistic Outlook for any sector in the second quarter of 2013. 
Construction 
Reporting a Net Employment Outlook of 17 per cent, employers in the 
Construction sector expect to see a favourable hiring climate for the upcoming 
quarter. This forecast is unchanged from the Outlook reported during the 
previous quarter and a three percentage point increase over the Outlook 
reported during the same time last year. 
Wholesale & Retail Trade 
In the Wholesale & Retail Trade industry sector, employers project a hopeful 
hiring climate, reporting a Net Employment Outlook of 16 per cent. This 
reflects a four percentage point increase when compared to the previous 
quarter's forecast and a slight increase of three percentage points compared 
to the Outlook reported during the same time last year. 
Services 
In the Services sector, employers anticipate a respectable hiring climate for 
the second quarter of 2013, reporting a Net Employment Outlook of 13 per cent. 
This forecast is relatively stable when compared to the 14 per cent Outlook 
reported both in the previous quarter and the same time last year. 
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate 
Employers report a Net Employment Outlook of 10 per cent for the second 
quarter of 2013, indicating a respectable hiring climate. This Outlook is a 
moderate drop from the forecast of 15 per cent that was reported for the 
previous quarter, but is in line with the Outlook reported during the same 
time last year. 
Manufacturing - Durables 
The Net Employment Outlook for employers in the Manufacturing - Durables 
sector is a mild eight per cent. This is a four percentage point drop from the 
Outlook last quarter and a six percentage point decrease when compared to the 
Outlook reported in the same quarter last year. 
Mining 
The Net Employment Outlook in the mining sector remains unchanged from the 
prior quarter, at a moderate eight percent. This is, however, a considerable 
decrease of 13 percentage points from the Outlook reported during the same 
time last year. 
Public Administration 
In the Public Administration industry sector, employers anticipate a fair 
hiring environment for the second quarter of 2013, reporting a Net Employment 
Outlook of six per cent. This is a slight decrease of two percentage points 
when compared to the previous quarter. It is relatively stable compared to the 
Outlook of seven per cent from the same period last year. 
Manufacturing - Non-Durables 
In the Manufacturing - Non-Durables industry sector, employers report a Net 
Employment Outlook of six per cent indicating a mild hiring climate for the 
second quarter of 2013. Employer hiring intentions are identical to the 
previous quarter, but four percentage points weaker than the Outlook reported 
during the same time last year. 
Education 
Employers report a Net Employment Outlook of 4 per cent, indicating a modest 
hiring climate for the upcoming quarter. However, little activity is expected 
since nearly nine out of 10 sector employers intend to keep their current 
workforces intact. The Outlook declines eight percentage points from last 
quarter when sector employers reported an Outlook of 12 per cent, and is a 
slight decrease from the Outlook reported last year during the same time. 
Regional Hiring Intentions Remain Steady and Encouraging 
The second-quarter research indicates job seekers throughout Canada are likely 
to benefit from varying degrees of positive hiring activity. Employers in 
Western Canada project the most hopeful hiring climate for the coming quarter, 
reporting a Net Employment Outlook of 15 per cent. Employers in Atlantic 
Canada expect a respectable hiring pace with an Outlook of 12 per cent, while 
employers in Ontario and Quebec anticipate a moderate climate for job seekers 
with employers in both provinces reporting Outlooks of nine per cent. 
Note to Editors 
Full survey results for each of the 42 countries and territories included in 
this quarter's survey, plus regional and global comparisons, can be found in 
the Research Centre at www.manpower.ca. In addition, all tables and graphs 
from the full report are available to be downloaded for use in publication or 
broadcast from the ManpowerGroup Web site at 
http://www.manpowergroup.com/meos. Follow Manpower Group Chairman and CEO 
Jeffrey Joerres on Twitter: twitter.com/manpowergroupjj 
Note that in Quarter 2 of 2008, the survey adopted the TRAMO-SEATS model for 
seasonal adjustment of data. As a result, you may notice some seasonally 
adjusted data points change slightly from previous reports. This model is 
recommended by the Eurostat department of the European Union and the European 
Central Bank and is widely used internationally. 
Corey Ruth The iPR Group 416.850.2524 corey@theiprgroup.ca 
SOURCE: Manpower Inc. 
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