More than one-quarter of the businesses in the state have plans to hire more employees during the coming three months, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.
Manpower spokeswoman Karen Miller says the survey covers Nebraska employers’ staffing plans for the calendar year’s second quarter.
“We’re looking at 26% of companies that we interviewed are planning to hire more employees from the April to June time frame,” Miller says. “That, added with the 71% of employers who expect to maintain their current workforce, we are looking at a solid 97% of employers remaining steady with their current staff or adding.”
Just one-percent of the company officials surveyed indicated they’ll decrease staff levels in the months ahead, with two-percent undecided. The previous survey conducted by Manpower, released in December, didn’t have such a bright picture for the current quarter of January through March.
“Eight percent of the employers we interviewed had said that they were going to be decreasing staff and now we’re looking at Q2 of 2015 and only 1% say they’re looking to decrease staff,” Miller says. “Solid, solid economy, solid hiring climate for Nebraska.”
The numbers for Nebraska are better than the national figures for the second quarter. Where 26% of employers in Nebraska plan to hire during the upcoming three months, the national figure is 22%.