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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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