‘Reserved’ hiring climate expected in Barrie-area in Q2

83% of employers expect to maintain current staffing levels

Barrie area employers expect a reserved hiring climate for the second quarter of 2019.

A ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey found 10 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter, three per cent anticipate cutbacks, 83 per cent expect to maintain their current staffing levels and the remaining four per cent are unsure of their hiring intentions.

“Canadian job growth has picked up in the first quarter of 2019, and this appears to be reflected in the forecast for the second quarter of 2019. With the private sector ramping up hiring efforts, 66,800 new jobs were created January, and this trend can be expected to continue in the second quarter of the year.”

Darlene Minatel, Country Manager for ManpowerGroup Canada

Ontario and Quebec continue to experience a hiring surge. However, ManpowerGroup says many employers are still struggling to find the right candidates for open jobs