‘Mild hiring climate’ expected for Victoria, region

Survey data reveals that 10 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter

Victoria and Capital Regional District employers expect a mild hiring climate for the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

Survey data reveals that 10 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (July to September), while zero per cent anticipate cutbacks.

Another 90 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 five per cent is an increase of two percentage points when compared to the previous quarterly Outlook,” said Jeff Polkinghorne of Manpower’s Vancouver office.

“However, it is also a six percentage point decrease from the Outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating a modest hiring pace for the upcoming months.”

 

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