A survey shows a growing number of Nebraska employers are more positive about their hiring intentions for the second quarter. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey covers the months of April through June.
Kathy Joblinske, spokeswoman for Manpower Incorporated, says 17% of Nebraska employers surveyed plan to add to their staffs in the upcoming three months, while 9% plan cuts.
Joblinske says, “We’re seeing an 8% net employment outlook for Q2 of 2011 versus a negative 3% outlook of Q1 of 2011, so we’re seeing some great strides with the employment outlook.”
She says the second quarter looks promising for continued economic progress.
“We’re seeing stability across employers where 70% of employers that were interviewed anticipate maintaining their current staff levels for Q2,” Joblinske says. “We’re really seeing some nice trends for Nebraska.”
She says job prospects appear best in durable and non-durable goods manufacturing. Transportation and utilities, wholesale and retail trade, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality also plan to add jobs.
Employers plan to reduce staffing levels in: construction, education, health service and in government.