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U.S. employers will remain cautious in the fourth quarter with 27% planning to increase staff and 9% planning to decrease, according to the latest employment outlook survey released today by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN). The seasonally adjusted net employment outlook employers adding staff minus those cutting staff for the fourth quarter was 18% compared with 20% in the fourth quarter of 2006.
"It is not unexpected that
Hiring is expected to slow in the mining and transportation/public utilities sectors, according to the survey. Construction, durable and nondurable goods manufacturing, wholesale/retail trade, finance/insurance/real estate, education and services employers project little change in hiring from the third quarter.
The survey questioned more than 14,000
The Canadian survey questioned more than 1,700 employers.