Employers in the U.S. report cautiously optimistic hiring plans for Q1, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, with 21% planning to add to their payrolls during the quarter.
According to the report, The annual survey "covered more than 6,700 employers within the United States, including all 50 states, the top 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, to measure hiring intentions for the first quarter of 2021. The mix of industries within the survey follows the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) supersectors and is structured to be representative of the U.S. economy." The Net Employment Outlook is derived by taking the percentage of employers anticipating an increase in hiring activity and subtracting from this the percentage of employers expecting a decrease in hiring activity.
The survey divides the US into four regions (west, midwest, south, and northeast).
"As the labor market navigates the impact of the pandemic, it's encouraging to see hiring outlooks continue to move in a positive direction on the road to recovery." Said Becky Frankiewicz, President of ManpowerGroup North America. "As Americans shop, socialize and work from multi-functional homes, operations and logistics roles to support e-commerce are in high demand and we are beginning to see green shoots in manufacturing too as supply chains reopen. Organizations are navigating for today while preparing their workforce for the New Next. We're pleased to see so many U.S. employers prioritize putting the "human" back into HR, focusing on employee well-being and skills development while implementing flexible work models so people can blend work and home for the long term."
To view complete results for the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, visit: www.manpowergroup.com/meos.
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