An upbeat job market is expected in Nebraska during the final three months of the year, according to a new survey. Manpower Incorporated spokeswoman Karen Miller says an overwhelming majority of employers polled in the state were optimistic.
“We’re excited to see 21% of employers are looking to add staff for this October through December timeline with 69% looking to maintain their current workforce,” Miller says. “Really, we’re looking at about 90% stability.”
The survey found 7% of employers in Nebraska planned reductions in staff during the fourth quarter. That’s a jump up from just 2% of employers who planned cuts during the third quarter, which Miller says isn’t a big surprise.
Miller says, “Coming to the end of the year, we also have an election happening this fall, in November, so employers tend to be a little bit more conservative in Q4 than they are the other months out of the year.”
She says Nebraska’s job market is looking better than the nationwide outlook. Of the more than 18,000 employers surveyed in the U.S., Manpower found 19% expect to add to their workforces, while 7% expect a decline in their payrolls between October and December.