ERIC Number: ED378421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Employment Outlook Survey. 2nd Quarter 1995.
Manpower Inc., Milwaukee, WI.
The trend toward continued job growth will gain strength in the second quarter of 1995, according to a survey of more than 15,000 U.S. businesses. Hiring increases were predicted by 30 percent of the firms, whereas 7 percent expect their work force to decrease. The net hiring strength of 23 is the highest level seen since the third quarter of 1989 and compares to a net hiring strength of 20 in the survey a year ago. On an industry basis, the durable goods manufacturing sector leads the national results with 38 percent of the respondents planning to increase their work force and 7 percent expecting decreases. The resulting net hiring strength is one of the highest on record for this industry and is unsurpassed since 1984. The wholesale and retail trades sector also projects a near-record outlook, with 34 percent of those surveyed expecting to expand employment whereas 6 percent are cutting back. The strongest geographic projection is for the Midwest; the Northeast and the West are less optimistic. (The report includes charts and graphs of employment outlooks by industry, nationally since 1980, and by region by industry.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manpower Inc., Milwaukee, WI.