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June 28 2018

Most Employers Optimistic about Hiring in Q2 2018, Finds Manpower Group

Employers around the world reported optimistic hiring outlooks in Q2 2018, according to the latest Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey, which showed that employers in 43 of 44 countries plan to add staff.  The survey showed that hiring confidence is strongest in Croatia, Taiwan, Japan, Hungary and the US.

In the EMEA region, staffing levels are expected to grow in 25 of 26 countries surveyed, with the only negative outlook reported in Italy. Employers reporting the strongest outlooks are in Croatia. In the UK, employers recorded their most optimistic jobs forecast in over a year.

In the Asia Pacific region, employers in all eight countries and territories expect staffing levels to increase with hiring strongest in Taiwan, followed by Japan. The most cautious outlook in is reported in China.

In the Americas, positive outlooks were reported in all ten countries surveyed with employers in the US reporting the region's most upbeat forecast.