A jobs report for the summer ahead finds warming employment prospects in the state.
The survey shows Nebraska's employers are planning to hire workers at a healthy pace over the next three months. Karen Miller, spokeswoman for Manpower Incorporated, says the third quarter is shaping up to be very promising for job-seekers in Nebraska.
"July through September, 21% of the companies that were interviewed plan to hire more employees," Miller says.
The survey found only four-percent of employers questioned statewide plan to make cuts during the quarter, while nearly three-quarters of them will maintain their existing staff levels.
"What is really exciting is the fact that 72% of the employers we interviewed say they're keeping their current staff in place," Miller says. "When you take a look at a number like 93% are looking to either maintain or add, that's definitely a very positive outlook for the state of Nebraska."
The employment outlook for the upcoming quarter is down slightly from the predictions for the third quarter a year ago. For the coming quarter, the survey finds job prospects appear best in industries including: construction, durable goods manufacturing, transportation & utilities, wholesale & retail trade, financial activities, professional & business services, education & health services, and leisure & hospitality.
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