Summer Hiring Heats Up in the U.S. as Employers Report Strongest Outlook in More than 11 Years

U.S. employers across all regions and states plan to add staff in the next three months with a Net Employment Outlook of +18%, according to staffing firm ManpowerGroup.

ManpowerGroup recently released the results of its Employment Outlook Survey of more than 11,500 U.S. employers.

Employers across all 13 industry sectors report optimistic hiring intentions especially in Leisure & Hospitality (+27%), Transportation & Utilities (+22%) and Wholesale & Retail Trade (+22%), amid rising consumer confidence and demand fueled job growth in online retail.

Growth in Wholesale & Retail Trade is driving demand in Transportation as the need for distribution workers grows. Construction employers report the highest employment Outlook for Q3 2018 in more 11 years at +19%.

Employers in the South report the most optimistic Outlook in a decade (+19%) while the Midwest region anticipates sustained hiring for the third consecutive quarter (+19%).

“We continue to see double digit hiring Outlooks across the country, including all four regions of the country, all 13 sectors of the economy and all of the 100 largest MSAs,” said Becky Frankiewicz, President of ManpowerGroup North America.

“As the U.S. labor market edges closer to full capacity, we’re seeing rising demand for skilled workers especially in construction and retail distribution”, Frankiewicz said.

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