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Manpower: Metro Knox hiring to improve in 2Q

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Hiring in metropolitan Knoxville is expected to show healthy improvement in the second quarter, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released Tuesday.
Seventeen percent of Knoxville area employers surveyed said they planned to add jobs in the April to June period, while only 1 percent said they would trim payrolls, Manpower reported.
Construction related businesses are among a broad range of area companies expected to add jobs in the coming quarter.
“We’re seeing a lot more activity in construction. We’re seeing a lot more opportunities,” said  Bill Garibay, president and CEO of ES&H Inc., a Knoxville-based company that provides professional services in construction, remediation, environmental, and safety and health support.
An improving economy is driving increased hiring, said Garibay, who also is president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of East Tennessee.
“The economy is making a turn. The housing market is making a turn and people are starting to spend money,” he said.
Area employers were considerably more cautious about adding jobs in the first quarter when 13 percent said they would hire in January through March period, while 9 percent expected to cut staff , Manpower reported.
In addition to construction, other Knox area job sectors with the best employment opportunities include, durable goods manufacturing, nondurable goods manufacturing, transportation and utilities, wholesale and retail trade, financial activities, professional and business services, education and health services, leisure and hospitality and government, Manpower said.
Nationwide, 19 percent of employers surveyed plan to add jobs in the second quarter and 4 percent said they would cut staff.
Manpower surveyed more than 18,000 employers across the country for its second quarter report.

Survey: Knoxville hiring will be ‘brisk’ in 3Q

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Metropolitan Knoxville employers plan to add new jobs at a “brisk pace” in the third-quarter, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

Twenty-three percent of local employers surveyed said they plan to add new jobs during the July through September period, compared to 6 percent who plan to cut staff for a net gain of 17 percent of employers who plan to add workers.

Seventy-one percent expect to maintain current employment levels, Manpower reported.

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Knoxville moves higher on Brookings report

Knoxville’s economy improved over the summer, rising two spots to 12th in the Brookings Institution’s latest “recovery performance” rankings.

The think tank’s MetroMonitor report ranks the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan economies each quarter based on job creation, unemployment rate, metro economic output and housing prices.

For the 2012 second quarter Knoxville ranks 12th overall, 18th for employment, and 14th for output and house prices.

Knoxville ranked 14th overall in the first quarter.

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Survey: Knoxville 3Q employment outlook healthy

 

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Third quarter hiring in metropolitan Knoxville is expected to remain healthy, although it will slow from a strong second quarter pace, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook survey released Tuesday.

Twenty-one percent of Knoxville area employers surveyed said they would add jobs from July to September, while 6 percent said they planned to decrease staff. Seventy-one percent plan to maintain current staff levels.

In the second quarter survey, 25 percent of area employers said they planned to add workers, and 1 percent said they would cut jobs, making Knoxville’s spring “employment outlook the best in the nation,” Manpower reported.

 

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Knoxville job market best in the nation

Job creation is looking up in Knoxville – way up. A new survey by Manpower Group says that Knoxville will have the strongest job market in the country in the second quarter.

Twenty-five percent of Knoxville employers surveyed said they will be adding jobs in the second quarter, up from 17 percent in the first quarter this year and 18 percent in the second quarter 2011.

Only 1 percent of the metro Knoxville business surveyed said they will be cutting jobs this spring.

“Among survey participants, the Knoxville, TN MSA employment outlook is the best in the nation,” Manpower said in a news release.

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Forbes: Knoxville jobs market one of most improved

Knoxville’s job market is one of the most improved in the country, according to a Forbes
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Knoxville surged 34 spots to rank No. 9 among medium-size cities on Forbes’ 2011 “Best Cities for Jobs” list.

Using federal employment data, researchers based the rankings “on recent growth trends, mid-term growth and long-term growth and momentum.”

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Tennessee falling behind in Science and Tech rankings

Tennessee continues to fall behind most other states when it comes to converting its science and technology assets into jobs and companies, according to the Milken Institute’s State Technology and Science Index for 2010.

Tennessee slipped into the Bottom 10 at No. 41 in the 2010 rankings, down from No. 40 in the 2008 index and No. 34 in 2004.

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Tough summer for teen workers

If you think your teenager is spending more time at home this summer, you aren’t wrong.

The summer job market for teenagers could be the worst in decades, global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported this week.

“This could end up being the worst teen summer job market in employment records going back to 1948,” said CEO John A. Challenger. “With data now suggesting that consumers are pulling back on spending, it is unlikely that a late hiring surge will salvage the dismal summer job situation for the nation’s youngest workers.”

Teen employment so far this summer is up 503,000, a 38 percent drop from the 809,000 teen jobs added in May and June a year ago, according to Challenger, Gray.

John Challenger talks about the jobs situation for all age group on ABC News.

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