“Conservative” Hiring in Barrie Expected To Kick Off New Year

No Employers Planning on Hiring in Early 2019.

It might be a struggle to find work in the new year, according to survey of employers.

Manpower Group’s Employment Outlook Survey says the hiring climate in the first quarter of 2019 will be a “conservative” one, stating no employers surveyed plan to hire, while a modest 10 per cent are anticipating cutbacks.

“Survey data reveals that no percentage of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (January to March), while 10 per cent anticipate cutbacks,” stated Tara Benson of Manpower’s Barrie office. “Another 87 per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter. The remaining three per cent are unsure of their hiring intentions.”

Related: Barrie Jobless Rate Continues Downward Slide

Earlier this month, Statistics Canada reported Barrie’s unemployment rate rested at 5 per cent, the number of people typically between jobs and not out of work.