We’ll be in 2014 soon and with the new year come new job opportunities in Nebraska, according to the latest survey from Manpower, Incorporated. It finds hiring should be coming at a “moderate” pace during the first quarter.
Spokeswoman Karen Miller says key employers across the state were questioned about their hiring plans for the January to March timeframe and only about seven-percent of them anticipate making staff cuts.
“We’ve got about 74% of employers plan to maintain their current staff levels, which is very positive,” Miller says. “We’re looking at about 15% that are planning to increase their staffs. Ultimately, we end up with a net employment outlook of about 8% which, compared to a year ago, when the net employment outlook was 15%, it’s a significant drop.”
In many industries, the start of a new year will mean hiring, while for others, it’ll be the worst quarter of the year as far as any staffing additions.
Miller says, “Things are slowing down just a little in the Nebraska market which has really been a hot market for several quarters, just kind of tightening up again for the first quarter.”
Among the Nebraska industries where prospects are good for hiring, Miller lists: durable goods manufacturing, leisure and hospitality and government. Staff levels may be dropping in industries like: construction, education and health services.