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Year-End Hiring Plans Edge Up in the U.S.

ManpowerGroup News Release (09/09/14)

The latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, released today by ManpowerGroup, reflects sustained momentum in hiring plans among U.S. employers for the fourth quarter of 2014, as U.S. employers report the strongest net employment outlook since the first quarter of 2008, when the outlook was 16%. The seasonally adjusted fourth-quarter 2014 net employment outlook of 15% is up from 14% in the third quarter of 2014 and from 13% a year ago.

Of the more than 18,000 U.S. employers surveyed, 19% anticipate an increase in staff levels in their fourth-quarter hiring plans, while anticipated staff reductions are consistent with past fourth-quarter results at 7%. Seventy-two percent of employers expect no change in their hiring plans. The final 2% of employers are undecided about their hiring intentions.