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.