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Service Providers, Manufacturers Expect Sales Growth and Plan to Increase Staffing Levels in 2015

Bloomberg (12/09/14) Shobhana Chandra

Service providers and manufacturers expect sales growth in 2015, according to a new survey from the Institute for Supply Management. Service providers expect sales growth to nearly double next year to 10.0%, and manufacturers expect sales will increase 5.6%, up from 3.6% in 2014. Service providers forecast that staffing levels will grow 1.7% next year, up from a 1.3% gain since April. Manufacturers forecast that staffing levels will grow 1.5% next year, up from a 1.2% gain since April.