March 13, 2018 – Employers in Wisconsin expect to hire at a vigorous pace during Quarter 2 2018, according to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. Among survey participants, Wisconsin’s area employment outlook is the second best in the nation.
From April to June, 32 percent of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 2 percent expect to reduce their payrolls. Another 65 percent expect to maintain their current workforce levels and 1 percent are not certain of their hiring plans. This yields a Net Employment Outlook* of 30%.
“Hiring intentions are stronger compared to Q1 2018 when the Net Employment Outlook was 21%,” said ManpowerGroup spokesperson, Amber Laurent. “The hiring pace is expected to pick up compared to one year ago when the Net Employment Outlook was 22%.”