ManpowerGroups Global Hiring Confidence Index Reveals Employers in More than 75% of Countries and Territories Surveyed Report Positive Hiring Activity
MILWAUKEE, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to ManpowerGroup's (NYSE:MAN) second-quarter 2012 Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today, hiring activity in the majority of the world's labor markets is expected to remain relatively stable or improve from three months ago, suggesting added stability in an environment where employers continue to struggle with fluctuating demand. The Services sector continues to be the driving force behind the robust forecasts for Brazil and India, while in Asia Pacific demand in the sector is losing some steam. Meanwhile, Finance job prospects weaken noticeably across Europe compared to last year at this time and U.S. data reveals a slow, steady improvement trend. Employers in 32 of 41 countries and territories surveyed report varying degrees of positive hiring activity for 2Q, with those in 37 expecting relatively stable or improved hiring activity compared to the first three months of the year.
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