State's employment forecast predicts a slow thawA new employment forecast says Wisconsin may offer one of the better hiring scenarios in the nation over the next three months.
By: Chuck Quirmbach, Wisconsin Public Radio, Superior Telegram
A new employment forecast says Wisconsin may offer one of the better hiring scenarios in the nation over the next three months.
The latest quarterly hiring forecast from Milwaukee-based Manpower Incorporated shows 17-percent of Wisconsin employers surveyed expect to add jobs during the first quarter of 2011; 10-percent plan to lay people off; and 71 percent expect no change in employment.
Manpower vice president Melanie Holmes says the economic recovery continues to be slow. Still, she says the percentage of Wisconsin employers that expect to add workers is a few points higher than the national figure. The Milwaukee area is supposed to be one of the brighter spots, and Holmes also says several industrial sectors around the state are looking better.
Not surprisingly -- given the comments of some politicians who won their elections last month -- government employers in Wisconsin plan to reduce staffing levels.