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December 7, 2010 – Employers in Colorado expect to hire at a reserved pace during the first quarter of 2011, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Among survey participants, the Colorado employment outlook is one of the nation’s weakest.
From January to March, 13% of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 13% expect to reduce their payrolls. Another 68% expect to maintain their current staff levels and 6% are not certain of their hiring plans. This yields a Net Employment Outlook* of 0%.
“As we look toward the new year, employers are more/less/equally optimistic about their hiring plans compared to Quarter 4 2010 when the Net Employment Outlook was 1%,” said Manpower spokesperson Sunny Ackerman.
Summary of Results for Colorado
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*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.
For the coming quarter, job prospects appear best in Information, Professional & Business Services, Education & Health Services, Leisure & Hospitality and Other Services. Employers in Construction, Durable and Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing, Transportation & Utilities, Wholesale & Retail Trade, Financial Activities and Government plan to reduce staffing levels.
Of the more than 18,000 employers surveyed in the United States, 14% anticipate an increase in staff levels in their Quarter 1 2011 hiring plans, while 10% expect a decrease in payrolls, resulting in a Net Employment Outlook of +4%. When seasonally adjusted, the Net Employment Outlook becomes +9%. Seventy-three percent of employers expect no change in their hiring plans. The remaining 3% of employers indicate they are undecided about their hiring intentions.
To view results for Metropolitan Statistical areas surveyed within [State], visit http://press.manpower.com.
The next Manpower Employment Outlook Survey will be released on March 8, 2011 to report hiring expectations for Quarter 2 2011.
Manpower Inc., an innovative workforce solutions company, releases the global Manpower Employment Outlook Survey quarterly to measure employers’ intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their workforce during the next quarter. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey’s United States results are based on interviews with 18,000 employers located in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, which includes the largest 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas based on number of business establishments. The mix of industries within the survey follows the North American Industry Classification System Supersectors and is structured to be representative of the U.S. economy.
The complete results of the national Manpower Employment Outlook Survey can be found in the Press Room of our website at http://press.manpower.com. There you will also find the results for the 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas surveyed, the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.