A survey finds many employers in a host of industries across Nebraska are planning to add to their staffs in the coming three months, though there are cuts coming, too. Mike Lynch, spokesman for Manpower Incorporated, says July, August and September should see plenty of job growth in the Husker State — as well as some firings.
Lynch says, “Overall for the state of Nebraska, employers surveyed plan on increasing staff by 24%, while those planning on decreasing staff is 19%, so it looks like pretty positive hiring intentions for the state of Nebraska.” Overall, that makes for a 5% in hirings in the third quarter. Lynch says it marks a significant improvement over where we were a year ago, an indicator the economy is definitely on the upswing.
When the country is broken into four quarters, Lynch says the Northeast region showed the greatest optimism for hiring for the upcoming quarter, while the Midwest followed closely behind. He says the good hiring numbers are registering in almost all industries the employment agency surveys.
Employers in construction, durable and non-durable goods manufacturing, wholesale/retail all planned to boost hiring in the upcoming quarter, Lynch says. Virtually all industries except for education and health services were planning to increase staff.
For more details on the survey, visit: www.manpower.com