Let the good times roll on: Q1 hiring expected to be strong in Austin

Dec 10, 2014
Austin Business Journal

Austin-area employers are expected to hire at a robust pace during the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey


The results, based on survey responses from 18,000 employers in the largest metro areas in America, found that 22 percent of Austin employers plan to increase staff levels in the first quarter of 2014, while only 1 percent of Austin-area employers plan to cut staff levels in that time


"Employers in information plan to reduce staffing levels, while hiring in nondurable goods manufacturing and transportation and utilities is expected to remain unchanged," reads a summary of the Austin-area report


One year ago, according to Manpower, Austin-area employers reported similar numbers, with 22 percent planning on increasing staff levels in the first quarter of 2014 and 2 percent of Austin employers planning on decreasing staffing levels


Austin is trending a bit better than the rest of the U.S., where only 19 percent of employers nationwide expect to add to their workforces over the first quarter and 6 percent expect to cut their staff, according to Manpower



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