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Manpower: Knoxville hiring cautious in 1Q


Job creation in metropolitan Knoxville will proceed at a cautious pace in the first quarter of 2014, according to the Manpower hiring survey released today.
Thirteen percent of Knoxville area employers surveyed said they plan to add jobs in the January through March period, while 9 percent expect to cut staff for a Net Employment Outlook of 4 percent.
Seventy-four percent of Knoxville employers said they would maintain current staffing levels.
Statewide, the outlook is a bit more optimistic as 16 percent of the employers surveyed said they would increase staffing and 7 percent said they would reduce staffing, Manpower reported.
Employment sectors offering the best job prospects in the Knoxville area in early 2014 are durable goods manufacturing , wholesale and retail trade, education and health services, leisure and hospitality and government, according to the survey
Area employers in the transportation and utilities; and professional and business services sectors plan to cut jobs in the first quarter, Manpower reported.
More than 18,000 employers across the country are surveyed for the quarterly Manpower Employment Outlook survey.
Click here for the full Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

Survey: modest 4Q hiring gains in Knox, nation


Job OpeningsHiring in metropolitan Knoxville in the fourth quarter should improve compared to a year ago, but job gains will be modest, according to the latest survey by Manpower Inc.

Fifteen percent of Knoxville area employers said they plan to add jobs in the fourth quarter and 8 percent plan to redue staff levels, according to the 4Q Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released this week.

A year ago, 12 percent of aera employers who responded said they planned to increase staffing and 11 percent planned to decrease staffing.


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