October 26, 2014

Job seekers may become job finders this summer

A survey shows many Nebraska companies have plans to add employees between July and September.

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey shows 22% of the companies surveyed expect to increase staff levels during the third quarter. Another 72% plan to maintain staffing levels, while 2% anticipate layoffs.

Manpower spokeswoman Karen Miller says those results are quite encouraging.

“We have a positive 20% net employment outlook,” Miller says. “It’s up just a percent from last quarter when we were at 19% and down slightly from a year ago at 22%. Nebraska’s been a very strong state for the last several years in terms of employment.”

She says the Husker State has one of the more solid job markets in the country.

Miller says, “Nebraska for the last several years has been performing very strongly in terms of net employment outlook, consistently in the 19 and 20% net employment outlook.”

Nationally, the Net Employment Outlook for the third quarter is 14%. That’s up from 13% three months ago. More than 18,000 employers across the U.S. take part in the survey.