‘Moderate’ spring hiring expected in Cornwall: Manpower

CORNWALL – While there may be some chances for a spring job, the hiring climate is somewhat tepid, according to the latest employment survey.

Manpower is out with its employment outlook survey today (Tuesday) on hiring intentions for April through June.

For Cornwall and area, 13 per cent of employers asked are planning to hire and 3 per cent plan to cut back staff.

A majority of them – 80 per cent – plan to keep things status quo, while 4 per cent are unsure.

The overall net outlook score of 10 per cent is 1 per cent lower than the last quarter and down 4 per cent from the same period (April-June) of 2017.

The hiring outlook is not as good as the national average where the net employment outlook is 14 per cent. The national survey of 1,900 employers is two per cent higher than the last quarter and seven per cent higher than the same period last year.

The best bets for finding a job this spring are in the public administration sector, according to Manpower.