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Employers across globe report positive hiring intentions for Q4

Staff Writer |
Hiring prospects are looking up for job seekers around the world in Q4 2017.

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There are no negative employment Outlooks reported for the first time since 2009 according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. Hiring confidence is strongest in Japan, Taiwan, Costa Rica, India and Hungary.

Of more than 59,000 employers surveyed across 43 countries and territories:

- Hiring has strengthened in 23 countries and territories, is unchanged in seven and declines in 13 when compared to Q3 2017

- Confidence levels have strengthened year-on-year in 25 countries and territories.

- In the U.S. manufacturing hiring continues on a growth trajectory with employers reporting the most optimistic intentions since 2007

EMEA: Staffing levels are expected to grow in 24 of 25 countries surveyed.

Employers in Hungary, Greece and Romania report the strongest hiring plans in the EMEA region and employers in Switzerland, Czech Republic, Italy and Belgium report the weakest, yet still positive outlooks.

Asia Pacific: Hiring is expected to increase in all eight Asia Pacific countries and territories during Q4 2017.

Hiring sentiment is strongest in Japan and Taiwan, while the weakest outlooks are reported in Australia and China.

Americas: Positive Outlooks are reported in all 10 countries surveyed. Employers in Costa Rica report the most optimistic hiring intentions across the Americas region, while Brazil and Peru reported the weakest outlooks.

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