Jobs Outlook

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- About one in five employers expect to hire more people in the first quarter of the new year, almost the same as a year ago.

A survey of 14,000 companies released today by global staffing firm Manpower says 12 percent of employers expect to reduce jobs in the three-month period starting in January, while 22 percent say they'll add jobs.

The numbers show a slight drop from hiring intentions during the same quarter last year, when 23 percent of employers said they'd increase hiring and 11 percent expected a decrease.

They also show more pessimism than last quarter, when 27 percent of employers planned to increase hiring and only 9 percent planned a decline.

In Wisconsin, 18 percent of companies said they'll add jobs while 14 percent said they would reduce staff levels.


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