“Steady” hiring climate forecasted for Kingston

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

Kingston-area employers expect a “steady” hiring climate for the fourth quarter of this year. That’s according to the latest employment outlook by Manpower. The survey reveals that 17-percent of employers plan to hire extra staff between October and December. On the flip-side, 10-percent of employers plan cutbacks. Another 73-percent plan to maintain their current staffing levels. Manpower says the economy continues to take a hit from lower oil prices … But the real estate market is strong.

Lisa MacInnis/Branch Manager, Manpower
“We’re reflective of the market place and certainly within the Kingston region some of the areas we’ve seen a focus within the last number of months – we see lots around the manufacturing side, there’s been construction happening within our region, transportation.”

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