Windsor area has hopeful hiring climate for second quarter

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Linda Teo, country manager of ManpowerGroup Singapore, commented: "With the Singapore government announcing their increased support for companies to adopt digital technology and automation in the Budget 2018 speech, we expect more job opportunities with digital functions to be created over the next few quarters".

Staffing levels are expected to grow in all eight Asia Pacific countries and territories surveyed for the April-June period, i.e. Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. For instance, the demand for employees skilled in emerging areas such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is set to rise.

Overall, the report finds that the favourable hiring climate observed in Q1 2018 expected to continue in Q2, with workforce gains anticipated in all seven industry sectors studied.

Organisation-size comparisons Participating employers are categorised into one of four organisation sizes: Micro businesses have less than 10 employees, small businesses have 10-49 employees, medium businesses have 50-249 employees, and large businesses have 250 or more employees. Elsewhere, employers forecast a steady increase in staffing levels with Outlooks of +16% and +14% for the East and the West, respectively.

The latest data paints a picture of significant differences in hiring expectations across the country, both on a sector-by-sector basis and when compared regionally. However, outlooks weaken in four sectors, including the electricity, gas and water sector with a decline of 12 percentage points, and the wholesale and retail trade sector, where employers report a decrease of six percentage points. However, employers in the East report an improvement of 8 percentage points.

"Indian job seekers are likely to benefit from the positive labour market during the April-June period".

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When forecasts are compared with those reported in the first-quarter, hiring intentions improve in 17 countries and territories, decline in 17 and are unchanged in nine.

Across the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, workforce gains are planned in 25 of 26 countries.

Employers in all four regions in the US report a positive hiring Outlook for Q2 2018.

The strong national result is unchanged when compared to the same period past year, but declines by three percentage points quarter-on-quarter.

Taiwan's hiring outlook for the second quarter of this year is the most optimistic in the Asia-Pacific region, with the financial/insurance sector showing the strongest willingness to boost its workforce, USA -based human resources advisory firm ManpowerGroup said Tuesday.

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