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Favourable hiring climate anticipated for Richmond-Delta

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:17 PDT, Thu October 1, 2020

Last Updated: 3:25 PDT, Mon October 19, 2020

The latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey suggests Richmond-Delta area employers expect a favourable hiring climate for the fourth quarter of 2020.

“Survey data reveals that 14 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter, while five per cent anticipate cutbacks,” stated Richard Plumb of Manpower’s Vancouver office. “Another 77 per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter, while the remaining four per cent of employers are unsure of their hiring intentions.”

“With seasonal variations removed from the data, Richmond-Delta’s fourth quarter net employment outlook is +14 per cent,” said Plumb. “That is a 16-percentage-point increase from the outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating a positive hiring pace for the upcoming months. There was no employer outlook data for Richmond-Delta in the previous quarterly outlook.”

“While Canadian employer hiring intentions remain modest, there has been a great improvement in the outlook for Q4 when compared to the previous quarter,” said Darlene Minatel, country manager of ManpowerGroup Canada. “A real benefit for job seekers is that eight of the ten industry sectors are expecting to add workers in the upcoming quarter with the exceptions being the education and mining sectors. With three of the four regions of the country having positive employment outlooks for Q-4, employment prospects for job seekers appear to be on the upswing.”

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