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January 15 2014

Promising Signs for Global Hiring Heading into 2014, According to Manpower Employment Outlook Survey

"Employers across the globe expect a cautious yet positive approach to hiring for the start of 2014, despite ongoing economic uncertainty and disruption. Upticks in payrolls are anticipated by varying degrees, according to the first-quarter Manpower Employment Outlook survey. The survey revealed: Employers in 34 of 42 countries and territories expect to increase payrolls in the next three months, compared with 29 in Q4 2013, Employers in Taiwan, India, New Zealand, Colombia and Singapore report the most optimistic outlooks, Japanese employers report the most optimistic hiring intentions since Q2 2008, Brazilian employers forecast their weakest hiring climate since the survey began in Q4 2009, but still expect favorable hiring, U.S. employers report steady hiring activity, and the region 's least optimistic hiring plans are reported in Argentina. ""Employers in many parts of the world anticipate mostly modest payroll gains, which may nevertheless be a sign of some gathering hiring momentum as we head into 2014,"" said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO. ""Despite fears that the recent government shutdown might dent hiring confidence and the multitude of outside factors that contribute to an uncertain landscape, American employers continue on the five-year pattern of steady jobs growth,"" said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup President."