NYC industries not looking to hire in huge numbers: Report
A survey released Tuesday shows that city industries won't be making a huge hiring spree this fall.
The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey found that 17% of the 143 companies they interviewed would be looking for new employees while 12% would decreasing their staff size during the fourth quarter of this year.
Although the net employment outlook, which is the difference in percentage between hires and layoffs, is lower than the 12% net employment during the summer, researchers say the study doesn't present a gloomy picture of the future.
"Compared to one year ago when the net employment outlook was 4%, employers are equally optimistic about their staffing plans," Manpower Group spokeswoman Becca Dernberger said in a statement.
The survey said a variety of city industries that are expected to increase their staff include nondurable goods manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, financial activities, professional and business services, education and health services, leisure and hospitality, and government.
Companies that plan on reducing their staff include construction, transportation and utilities and information, according to the report.