Jun 12, 2012 01:26 PM EDT
Get Your Resumes Ready, New York Area Employers Are Hiring Again
Get your resumes ready. New York area employers are hiring again.
In the coming months, from July to September, 19 percent of local employers expect to hire more employees, while 8% plan to reduce staff, yielding a net employment outlook of 11 percent, according to a quarterly survey from ManpowerGroup.
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It marked the best employment outlook since 2009.
"It is very, very encouraging," John Garofalo, Manpower's metro regional director for New York City told the Daily News. "We have the most job orders we have seen in the last year. Employers are reaching out. We have a healthy pipeline of jobs."
The net employment outlook is derived by taking the percentage of employers anticipating an increase in hiring activity and subtracting from that the percentage of employers expecting a decrease in hiring activity.
Types of industries currently hiring in the New York area include durable goods manufacturing, non-durable goods manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, professional and business services and leisure and hospitality.
Manpower's New York office, has seen a surge of activity among professional and business services companies.
"Call centers, office documentation and mail centers are coming to us to hire additional staff," Garofalo said.
But job seekers will have a harder time finding positions at education and health services firms, which plan to reduce staffing levels.
Hiring in construction, transportation & utilities, and information and financial activities firms is expected to be flat in the summer months.
Hiring levels in the New York area are in line with the country, which also has a third quarter net employment outlook of 11%.
New York State, overall, is doing even better, with a net employment outlook of 16%, Manpower said.