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Growth predicted across industry sectors for final quarter of the year

By Business & Finance
08 September 2015
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Irish employers are expecting to grow staffing levels across most industry sectors in the fourth and final quarter of 2015, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook survey.

Employers are reporting a seasonally adjusted net employment outlook of over 4% for the end of the year, six percentage points ahead of the same time frame last year.

The Manpower Employment Outlook survey is conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 620 Irish employers.

The transport, storage and communications sectors forecast the strongest of all 11 sectors evaluated, with employers registering an employment outlook of over 12%, up 13 percentage points on the same time last year.

Agriculture, forestry and fishing also saw an increase of 13 percentage points on the same period last year with an employment outlook of +7% for the next quarter.

Expected growth in the finance and business sector has steadily increased throughout 2015 with this expected to continue into the final quarter. Employers expect an increase of over 8% for the remaining quarter of 2015.

Jonny Edgar, operations manager, Manpower Ireland said: “Employer confidence seems to be strengthening again in Q4. The fact that employers in 8 out of the 11 sectors surveyed plan to increase staff in the coming months is great news for job seekers.”

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