Positive Job Market Expected for Lancaster, PA MSA
Lancaster, PA MSA employers expect to hire at a steady pace during Quarter 1 2011, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.
From January to March, 18% of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 8% expect to reduce their payrolls. Another 72% expect to maintain their current staff levels and 2% are not certain of their hiring plans. This yields a Net Employment Outlook* of 10%.
“Employers are slightly more optimistic about hiring plans for the first three months of 2011 compared to Quarter 4 2010 when the Net Employment Outlook was 7%,” said Manpower spokesperson Ernie Schaefer. “Employers expect a much faster pace compared with one year ago, when the Net Employment Outlook was -5%.”