A survey of Nebraska employers finds one in five plan to hire new employees in the next three months, while most will keep their staffing levels the same and none are planning to cut jobs.
Kathy Joblinske, spokeswoman for Manpower, says the agency’s quarterly survey rarely has a goose egg for predicted staff reductions.
“For the state of Nebraska, from July to September, 20% of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees while 0% expected to reduce their payroll,” Joblinske says. “Another 79% expect to maintain the current workforce levels.”
While 20% of employers say they plan to make new hires in the months ahead, that figure was 30% in the previous quarter. Still, she says the numbers are very good.
“The employers are holding their own, just seeing how things play out over the next quarter,” Joblinske says. “It’s a very positive sign for us as we look ahead.”
For the upcoming quarter, she says job prospects in Nebraska appear best in industries including: construction, transportation and utilities, wholesale and retail trade, information, and leisure and hospitality services.