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Survey: Knoxville hiring steady; national outlook optimistic


The unemployment rate remains stubbornly high, but job creation in the Knoxville region will┬áremain steady in the first quarter of 2011, while nationwide the hiring outlook is the most optimistic it’s been in more than two years according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released on Tuesday.

In Knoxville, 15 percent of the employers surveyed said they will add employees in the January through March period, while 8 percent plan to cut jobs, for a “Net Employment Outlook” of +7 percent, Manpower reported.


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