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Wholesalers And Retailers Expect To Hire 11% More In Q3 2016

Employers in Ireland’s Wholesale and Retail sector expect to accelerate hiring in Q3 2016, registering an outlook of +11%, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. This represents an increase of six percentage points on the last quarter and a five percentage point increase on last year.

The survey by ManPower Group Ireland also revealed that Irish employers are reporting the strongest labour market forecast recorded in Ireland since 2007

Irish employers across 11 key sectors are reporting a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +9% for the third quarter of 2016. These sectors include Electricity, Gas and Water; Restaurant and Hotels; Transport, Storage and Communications; Wholesale and Retail; Mining and Quarry; Pharmaceutical; Public and Social; Construction; Manufacturing and Finance and Business Services.

All 11 sectors evaluated also reported positive hiring intentions for Q3 of 2016, with seven sectors reporting a double digit Net Employment Outlook figure. This is only the second time since Q1 2008 that all sectors have forecast positive hiring intentions.

Cara O Leary, Sales Director of ManpowerGroup Ireland, commented, "The results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for Q3 2016 strongly demonstrate that employer confidence in the Irish marketplace is growing at an accelerated pace.

"This is only the second time since 2008 that we are seeing a positive Net Employment Outlook across all 11 sectors surveyed, meaning that employers in all sectors expect to grow staff numbers over the coming months. This is really great news for both the Irish economy and job seekers."

© 2016 - Checkout Magazine by Jenny Whelan.

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