MILWAUKEE — A survey of employers in the
metro-Milwaukee area revealed that 31 percent intend to hire
more employees from April through June, while 3 percent
responded that they will reduce payrolls.
The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released Tuesday said
“employers expect to hire at a vigorous pace” during the second
quarter of 2015. Among national survey participants, employers
in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-Allis area had the fourth best
Last quarter, 29 percent of employers polled said they
anticipated increasing staff levels and 5 percent responded
they’d decrease staff levels. According to the survey, 62
percent of employers plan to maintain staff levels during the
second quarter, while 65 percent responded the same way in the
According to the survey, in the coming months the job prospects
appear to be best in construction, manufacturing,
transportation, utilities, wholesale/retail trade, financial
activities, education and health services, professional and
business service and leisure and hospitality.
Of the more than 18,000 employers surveyed in the U.S., 22
percent expect to increase their workforces, while 4 percent
anticipate a decline during the second quarter.
For a full story on the report, see Wednesday’s