Nearly half of San Diego employers say they intend to increase staffing during the third quarter.
According to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released June 12, 46 percent of those queried said they expect to hire more employees, while 10 percent said they expect to reduce payrolls, and another 41 percent said they intend to maintain the current staffing levels. Three percent said they weren’t certain of their plans.
Manpower President Phil Blair said local employers have stronger hiring intentions than in the second quarter when 41 percent of the companies surveyed said they intended to hire additional employees. A year ago, 45 percent of the companies surveyed said they planned to increase their hiring, Blair said.
Nationally, companies said their hiring will be about the same as it was in the second quarter, according to the Manpower report. The stability comes after three consecutive quarters of slight declines in employer confidence levels, the report said.
, Mike Allen