MILWAUKEE —Employers are
optimistic about their hiring during the fourth quarter, according
to a Tuesday report from ManpowerGroup.
The most recent ManpowerGroup
Employment Outlook Survey is the first time since 2009 that there is
no negative employment outlooks reported by those surveyed. The
survey revealed that hiring confidence is strongest in Japan,
Taiwan, Costa Rica, India and Hungary.
The survey polled more than
59,000 employers in 43 countries and territories. Of those, hiring
has strengthened in 23 countries and territories, is unchanged in
seven and declined in 13 when compared to the third quarter of 2017.
In addition, confidence levels have strengthened year-on-year in 25
countries and territories.
In the U.S., manufacturing
hiring continues on a growth trajectory with employers reporting the
most optimistic intentions since 2007, according to the survey.
“We are seeing sustained hiring
confidence from employers around the world after some years of
caution,” said Jonas Prising, chairman & CEO of ManpowerGroup, in a
survey. “Countries including Spain, Italy and Greece are back on
track and job prospects across the world are looking up. In the UK,
employers in financial services and construction report the
strongest outlooks, reinforcing their need for access to talent.
Across the world, lower unemployment, strong hiring intentions and
demand for increasingly specific skill sets all point to a growing
skills mismatch. In this tight labor market organizations need to
work harder than ever to reskill existing employees and upskill
future talent. It’s time to get smart about how to attract, retain
and develop the workforce of tomorrow.”
All 10 countries in the Americas
surveyed by ManpowerGroup had positive outlooks with employers in
Costa Rica having the most optimistic hiring intentions across the
Americas region, while Brazil and Peru reported the weakest
In addition, employers across
the United States remain positive, with 21 percent planning to hire
in the fourth quarter.
To view complete results for the
ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, visit