• St. Louis Employment Outlook for Second Quarter 2016

    Mar 16, 2016

    The recently released Manpower Employment Outlook Survey indicates an increase in local hiring activity through June 2016.  According to the survey, 27 percent of regional employers plan to hire new employees, 69 percent will maintain staffing levels, and only 3 percent plan to reduce staff.  These percentages translate into a Net Employment Outlook of 24 percent. This level is more robust than the previous quarter’s 12 percent Net Employment Outlook and more optimistic than one year ago, when the region’s Net Employment Outlook was 15 percent.  In fact, the outlook for the region’s hiring activity is higher than Nation’s 18 percent Net Employment Outlook.

    Manpower’s quarterly survey of St. Louis employers found that a wide range of private industries are planning to add jobs over the next three months.   Jobs will be added to the following sectors: construction, durable goods manufacturing, transportation and utilities, information, financial activities, professional and business services, education and health services, leisure and hospitality, and government sectors.

    For a look at the region’s current employment activity and labor force performance, refer to the latest issue of the Greater St. Louis Monthly Employment summary here or on our website.

  • St. Louis Employment Outlook for First Quarter 2016

    Dec 08, 2015

    The latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey points to continuing improvement in the St. Louis job market in the first quarter of 2016.  Nineteen percent of regional employers surveyed plan to hire new employees during the first quarter, 74 percent will maintain staff levels, and seven percent plan to decease staffing levels.  These results translate into St. Louis’ Net Employment Outlook of 12 percent growth.  This level is more optimistic than the previous quarter’s 5 percent Net Employment Outlook and an improvement from one year ago, when the region’s Net Employment Outlook was 11 percent.

    Manpower’s quarterly survey of St. Louis employers found that private industries planning to add jobs in early 2016 include construction, durable goods manufacturing, transportation and utilities, professional and business services, and leisure and hospitality.  Click here to see the Manpower St. Louis Summary.

    The U.S. Manpower Survey also indicates a stronger national job market next quarter, with 20 percent of the nation’s employers expecting to add jobs and six percent expecting to cut jobs in first quarter 2016.  The Nation’s Net Job Outlook is 14 percent, down from 15 percent for fourth quarter 2015 and slightly higher than the 13 percent Outlook for the same period last year.  Click here to see the Manpower U.S.  Summary.

    For a look at the region’s current employment activity and labor force performance refer to the latest issue of Greater St. Louis Monthly Employment Summary on our website.