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MANPOWER HIRING
(2007-03-13)
(wgvu) - SPRING JOB SEEKERS ARE ALREADY SCOURING THE WOODS. AND THE COMING SECOND QUARTER OFFERS SOME FAVORABLE PROSPECTS.
IMPROVING WEATHER AND PERHAPS THE EXPECTATIONS OF A HEALTHY INCOME TAX REFUND ARE HELPING FUEL THE UPTICK. THE NEWS IS ENCOURAGING FOR HARD HIT MICHIGAN-ALTHOUGH OUR PERFORMANCE IS STILL HALF THE STRENGTH OF THE NATIONAL HIRING FORECAST. JOE ROSS IS A MANPOWER WORK FORCE ANALYST. HE SAYS SPRING HIRING EXPECTATIONS ARE AT LEAST A BIT OF A BOOST FROM FROM THE POST HOLIDAY FIRST QUARTER, WHERE A SCANT 3% OF MICHIGAN COMPANIES PLANNED TO TAKE ON NEW WORKERS.
FOR THE SPRING, A NET 11% OF THE MICHIGAN FIRMS SURVEYED SAID THEY WERE LOOKING AT UP-SIZING. BEST HIRING PROSPECTS ARE IN CONSTRUCTION, WHOLESALE-RETAIL AND FINANCE/INSURANCE/REAL ESTATE. MOST ENCOURAGING JOB MARKETS IN THE STATE ARE TRAVERSE CITY, FOLLOWED BY ST. JOE/BENTON HARBOR AND SAGINAW-BAY CITY. AMONG THE SLOWEST HIRING LEVELS: LANSING AND METRO DETROIT.
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