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Old 05-22-2009, 07:51 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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March 10, 2009 – Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord area employers expect to hire at a sluggish pace during the second quarter of 2009, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

From April to June, 12% of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 19% expect to reduce their payrolls, according to Manpower. Another 65% expect to maintain their current staff levels and 4% are not certain of their hiring plans.

“Employers anticipate staff levels to be lower than the first quarter of 2009 when 13% of companies interviewed intended to add employees, and 12% planned to reduce staff levels,” said Manpower spokesperson Jessica Juba.

For the coming quarter, job prospects appear best in Transportation & Utilities, Professional & Business Services and Government. Employers in Construction, Durable Goods Manufacturing, Nondurable Goods Manufacturing, Information, Financial Activities, Education & Health Services, Leisure & Hospitality and Other Services plan to reduce staffing levels, while hiring in Wholesale & Retail Trade is expected to remain unchanged.

Of the 31,800 employers surveyed in the U.S., 15% expect to increase their staff levels during the April – June period, while 14% expect to reduce their payrolls, resulting in a Net Employment Outlook of 1%. Sixty-seven percent expect no change in hiring and 4% are undecided about their Quarter 2 2009 hiring plans.

The next Manpower Employment Outlook Survey will be released on June 9, 2009 to report hiring expectations for Quarter 3 2009.

About the Survey
Employment services company Manpower Inc. releases the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey quarterly to measure employers’ intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their workforce during the next quarter. It is the only forward-looking survey of its kind, unparalleled in size, scope, longevity and area of focus. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey’s United States results are based on interviews with 31,800 employers located within the top 200 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) in the U.S. and one MSA in Puerto Rico. The mix of U.S. industries within the survey follows the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Supersectors and is structured to be representative of the U.S. economy.







Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC MSA Q209 MEOS Results
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Great information, Ani. Everyone should view this and heed it!!
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Great info indeed. But then we have to contend with reports like this...

May 21, 2009 press release:
Relocation.com Announces 'Best Cities for a Fresh Start' Rankings (http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/05-21-2009/0005030723&EDATE= - broken link)

"In the third spot is Charlotte, N.C., which has a more diverse economy..."
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Great info indeed. But then we have to contend with reports like this...

May 21, 2009 press release:
Relocation.com Announces 'Best Cities for a Fresh Start' Rankings (http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/05-21-2009/0005030723&EDATE= - broken link)

"In the third spot is Charlotte, N.C., which has a more diverse economy..."
If you have a trust fund, are receiving fat alimony/child support checks, have your own business, or can telecommute . . . then that info could be helpful in seeking an area to relocate to. But if you are out of work and moving here for a JOB, then it really doesn't matter how close the mountains are, or how many outdoor venues there are . . . cause you won't have the $$$ to pay Duke Power, much less take in a concert.

Now, you could volunteer in between job interviews, so maybe that tidbit of info could be helpful.

For retirees, that report could be helpful.
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:32 AM
 
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Forgot to add:

In the third spot is Charlotte, N.C., which has a more diverse economy, with strength in finance, and high rankings for popularity and volunteerism.

I don't think the laid off employees from our banking institutions would feel that the finance sector is one that should be touted as being particularly strong - as far as job prospects.

I have no doubt about the "popularity" factor - since thousands have moved here in the last decade (last six years, really). And volunteerism is something I believe does show community involvement - but it doesn't pay the bills (it can be a great way to network, tho, and get recommendations, as well).
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