Job prospects improving but data lacking for Cornwall: ManpowerGroup

CORNWALL – As the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, job prospects are expected to improve heading into the final months of 2020 but they won’t be as good as they were last year, according to ManpowerGroup.

The agency is out today (Sept. 8) with its employment outlook survey for October through December.

Across Canada, it says the net employment outlook is plus 6 per cent. That’s up 15 per cent from the previous three months but is still below the hiring intentions during October to December of last year by 6 per cent.

For Ontario, the regional net outlook is plus 10 per cent.

Of the Canadian businesses surveyed, 12 per cent plan to hire, 9 per cent plan cutbacks, 73 per cent are keeping things as is and 6 per cent are unsure.

For the second three month reporting period, ManpowerGroup was unable to collect enough data from Cornwall employers to gather a picture of hiring intentions.

As for your best bets for a job, the agency says the biggest job growth is in public administration, transportation and public utilities.

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