Business expected to hire more in third quarter

Seventy per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter.

Brush the dust off that resume – Greater Victoria employers are expected to do more hiring this year, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

“Survey data reveals that 23 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (July to September), while seven per cent anticipate cutbacks,” said Jeff Polkinghorne of Manpower’s Vancouver office.

Another 70 per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter.

“With seasonal variations removed from the data, Victoria and the Capital Regional District’s third quarter Net Employment Outlook of 11 per cent is an increase of six percentage points when compared to the previous quarterly Outlook,” said Polkinghorne.

“It is an eight percentage point decrease from the Outlook reported during the same time last year, but still indicates a hopeful hiring pace for the upcoming months.”