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Employers hiring for Connecticut jobs

Posted on July 23, 2014

The latest Manpower report shows that some employers are actively seeking personnel to fill Connecticut jobs.

According to the report, U.S. employers report a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +14%.

This is the strongest Net Employment Outlook since Quarter 2 2008, when the Outlook was also +14%. The third quarter Outlook is up from +13% in Quarter 2 2014 and from +12% during Quarter 3 2013.

About 22 percent anticipate an increase in staff levels in their Quarter 3 2014 hiring plans, while anticipated staff reductions remain among the lowest in survey history at 4 percent.

Seventy-one percent of employers expect no change in their hiring plans. The final 3 percent of employers are undecided about their hiring intentions, resulting in a Net Employment Outlook of +18%. When seasonally adjusted, the Net Employment Outlook becomes +14%.

The third quarter research shows that U.S. employers expect hiring intentions to remain relatively stable quarter-over-quarter across all regions, and slightly increase compared to one year ago at this time. Employers have a positive Outlook in all 13 industry sectors included in the survey, with Mining, Wholesale & Retail Trade and Leisure & Hospitality employers reporting the strongest hiring intentions.

Among the 50 states, employers in North Dakota, Delaware, Michigan, Minnesota, Alaska and Idaho indicate the strongest Net Employment Outlooks, while New Mexico, Mississippi, Kansas, Nevada, Illinois and Florida project the weakest Outlooks.

Among employers in the 100 largest metropolitan statistical areas, the strongest job prospects are expected in:

Grand Rapids, Mich.
Charleston, S.C.
Raleigh, N.C.
Rochester, N.Y.
Boise, Idaho

The weakest Outlooks are projected in:

Cape Coral, Fla.
Miami, Fla.
Akron, Ohio
Sacramento, Calif.
St. Louis
Spokane, Wash.
New York
Albuquerque, N.M.