Summer Job Hunt

Manpower forecasts sunny summer job picture

It should be a good summer for job seekers.  Manpower says its latest quarterly survey looks for a healthy pace of hiring.  The staffing firm checked with 16-thousand businesses, and 30 percent expect to add workers during July, August and September.  Only six percent intend to cut jobs, and the rest anticipate no change or are uncertain about hiring prospects.

Jeffrey Joerres says employers are feeling confident about the economy and its ability to support demand for their products and services.  Manpower found that employers are feeling optimistic in a broad range of industries even manufacturing, where the outlook for hiring is the strongest since early 2001.  The survey also found good job prospects in construction, services, mining and wholesale and retailing.