The arrival of spring should also spell the arrival of a warming trend in job prospects across Nebraska.
Karen Miller, spokeswoman for Manpower, says their survey for the upcoming second quarter of the year holds promise for Nebraskans who are hunting for new positions.
“The employers in Nebraska are expecting to hire at a steady pace,” Miller says, “just slight ahead of where they were in the first quarter of 2013.”
The agency’s survey finds far more Nebraska companies are planning to be hiring, not firing, in the three months ahead.
“We’re looking at 21% of companies that we interviewed plan to hire more employees while only 5% are looking to reduce their staff,” Miller says. “Then 71% of those employers we interviewed are planning to maintain their current staffing levels, so, ultimately, we end up with a net employment outlook of 16%.”
The survey indicates job prospects appear best in a host of industries, including: construction, durable goods manufacturing, wholesale & retail trade, financial activities, education & health services, leisure & hospitality and government.
To see the full report: http://press.manpower.com/reports/2013/solid-job-market-expected-for-nebraska