Erica Melarangeli of Manpower's Stoney Creek office says the outlook for Hamilton shows an increase of 12 percentage points when compared with the outlook reported during the same time past year, indicating an optimistic hiring pace for the upcoming months.
The advisory firm said large enterprises with a workforce of 250 employees or more have a higher hiring outlook than their medium and small-sized counterparts, with the net employment outlook at 29 percent.
"Indian job seekers are likely to benefit from the positive labour market during the April-June period". For instance, the demand for employees skilled in emerging areas such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is set to rise.
Employers expect to increase staffing levels in all seven industry sectors during the upcoming quarter. The weakest outlooks are reported in Mining (+15%), Government Information (+14%) and Nondurable Goods Manufacturing (+12%).
Outlooks of +10% and +9% are reported in the wholesale and retail trade sector, and the manufacturing sector, respectively, while services sector employers report an outlook of +8%.
Employers in all four regions expect to increase payrolls during the next three months. The strongest hiring prospects are reported in two regions with Net Employment Outlook of 17 per cent in north and south each.
This takes into account that of the 695 employers in Singapore surveyed, 16% of them plan to increase staffing levels in Q2 2018, 5% forecast a decrease, while 72% anticipate no change in hiring plans. Hiring intentions improve in five of the 10 industry sectors when compared with the previous quarter. "It is also a decrease of three percentage points compared with the Outlook report during the same time past year, indicating a slow hiring period for the upcoming months".
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Mining and Construction report an outlook of (+26 percent) and the number appears to be improving considerably both quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year.
The survey, conducted among over 4,600 employers across India in various segments of industries, noted that although the hiring pace will slow, few staff reductions are expected.
Globally, among the countries and territories featuring seasonally adjusted data, confidence is strongest in Taiwan, Japan, Hungary and the United States, while the weakest hiring prospects are reported in Italy, the Czech Republic and Switzerland, the survey said.
Meanwhile, the hiring scene is looking up in other countries, too. Based on seasonally adjusted data, employers in Hungary report the most optimistic hiring plans in the EMEA region.
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The survey shows that about 30 percent of the employers polled in Taiwan said they plan to expand their workforce during the April-June period, while 3 percent said they will cut jobs and about 64 percent said they expect the size of their workforce to remain the same.