Global Job Outlook Improving as Employers in 39 of 43 Countries Report Positive Hiring Plans for Q2 2017
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Of the 58,000 employers surveyed across 43 countries and territories:
- Employers in 39 countries and territories expect to increase staffing levels in Q2 2017.
- When compared to Q1 2017, hiring prospects strengthen in 17 countries and territories, are unchanged in 11 and decline in 15.
- Confidence levels are strengthening year-on-year in 25 countries and territories and remaining stable in three.
"Across the world we are seeing positive hiring intentions despite a slow growth business environment. Employers are more subdued in
Global Hiring Plans by Region
- EMEA: Staffing levels are expected to grow in 22 of 25 countries surveyed. Employers in
Slovenia, Hungaryand Romaniareport the strongest hiring plans in the EMEA region and employers in Italy, Belgiumand Switzerlandreport the weakest.
- Dutch employers continue to report cautiously optimistic hiring plans, fueled by an upbeat forecast in the Finance & Business Services sector.
France, employers expect modest hiring activity in the coming quarter, except for the Construction sector where employers report the strongest Outlook in more than 10 years.
- As plans for Brexit continue in the
UK, hiring confidence has fallen in the "remain" heartlands of Londonand Scotlandwhere business hiring has dropped to its lowest level since Q1 2014. The overall Net Employment Outlook in the UKhas dropped two points to +5%. Asia Pacific: Payrolls are expected to increase in all eight Asia Pacificcountries and territories during Q2 2017. For the second consecutive quarter, employers in Taiwanreport the most optimistic forecast in the region—as well as across the globe. For the fourth consecutive quarter employers in Chinareport the region's weakest forecast.
- Employers in
Japancontinue to anticipate a solid hiring environment, with bright job prospects expected in Transportation & Utilities where the forecast is the strongest reported since Q2 2008. Similarly, Japanese employers in Wholesale & Retail Trade report their most optimistic hiring plans in 10 years.
- The strength of
India'sforecast is exceeded only by three other countries and territories that participate in the survey. However, employer confidence in Indiahas dipped steadily for five consecutive quarters and the second-quarter forecast is the weakest reported since the country joined the survey in 2005.
- Employers in
Americas: Positive Outlooks are reported in nine of the 10 countries surveyed. For the third consecutive quarter employers in the United Statesreport the strongest hiring plans in the Americas, and for the ninth consecutive quarter employers in Brazilreport the weakest. U.S.employers' hiring intentions remain upbeat despite recent political uncertainty. Nearly one quarter (22%) of employers expect to add staff in Q2 - up three percentage points from Q1 - and another 73% anticipate their headcount will remain consistent.
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