Karen Miller, spokeswoman for Manpower, says better than one in five employers who were polled statewide expect to be adding to their workforces during January, February and March.
Miller says, “Twenty-one-percent of those employers interviewed said they will be increasing staff, which is the same as what it was last year in Q1 at this time.”
On the other end of the poll, Miller says they found 8% of employers surveyed across Nebraska plan to make job cuts during the first quarter.
“Last year, that number was only 1%,” Miller says. “The employers in Nebraska felt very confident about what their hiring decisions looked like. This year, while the job market is steady, there’s just a little bit more uncertainty.”
The survey found a majority of the state’s employers, 65%, plan to keep staffing levels the same as what they are now during the approaching quarter. A year ago, that number was at 70%.