Steady hiring climate forecasted for Waterloo Region


Romanian employers are the most optimistic in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region about employment opportunities between January and March next year, on par with Slovenian employers, according to a survey by ManpowerGroup.

Based on the valid responses of 1,018 Taiwanese companies, the percentage of hiring managers anticipating a positive outlook was derived by subtracting employers expecting a decrease in employment from those who foresee an increase, as well as making adjustments for seasonal factors.

Year-over-year, employers in five of the six industry sectors report stronger hiring intentions.

The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, a national employment survey covering the first quarter of 2018, has reported that mining and construction are leading a burgeoning job market in Australia.

The outlook is the strongest reported since the first quarter of 2009, improving over the quarter by 3 percentage points.

"It is also an increase of 14 percentage points compared with the Outlook reported during the same time previous year, indicating a positive hiring pace for the upcoming months".

The local hiring outlook is looking bright for the beginning of the new year.

Hong Kong is one of 43 countries and territories that take part in the ManpowerGroup employment outlook survey.

Across the Asia Pacific region the strongest Outlooks are in Taiwan (+25%), Japan (+24%) and India (+22%).

"While the Canadian economy is expected to do well overall in 2018, many employers are adopting a cautious approach", said Darlene Minatel, vice president of the company's Canadian operations and strategic accounts.

Mr Fischer also said the result signaled that wages pressure would start to build in the economy throughout 2018 and that employers would face a more competitive environment in which to attract and retain the best talent.