Hiring climate still modest

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Thunder Bay-area employers expect a modest hiring climate for the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.
“Survey data reveals that 13 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (April to June), while three per cent anticipate cutbacks,” Florentine Bahlieda of Manpower’s Thunder Bay office, said.
“Another 83 per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter, while one per cent of employers are unsure of their hiring intentions.
“With seasonal variations removed from the data, Thunder Bay’s second quarter net employment outlook of six per cent is on par with the previous quarterly outlook,” Bahlieda said.

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