Clouds on summer hiring horizon in Cornwall: Manpower

CORNWALL – Clouds are forming on the summer hiring climate for Cornwall, according to the latest Manpower survey.

The employment outlook snapshot released today (Tuesday) for the period of July through September shows roughly eight out every ten employers asked (84 per cent) are not going to be adding or getting rid of staff.

Six per cent plan to hire and 3 per cent are planning cutbacks, while 7 per cent are unsure.

It’s being called a “cloudy” hiring climate by Manpower as the snapshot is down 6 per cent from the previous quarter and down a “significant” 20 per cent from the same period last year.

“(It’s) indicating a sluggish hiring pace for the upcoming months,” Manpower spokesman Lisa MacInnis said.

Cornwall’s outlook is below the “modest” national hiring climate where 16 per cent plan to hire, 5 per cent are planning cutbacks, 78 are keeping their employee count as is and 1 per cent are unsure.

With the low Canadian dollar, Manpower says your best bet for a job this summer is in the manufacturing sector as well as public administration.