Dayton area employers to maintain hiring, survey says

Dayton area employers are expected to maintain the current pace of hiring the final three months of the year, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today.

From October to December, 19 percent of metro area companies plan to hire more employees, while 4 percent expect to reduce staff. Another 75 percent expect to maintain their current staffing levels, while 2 percent were uncertain, according to the survey.

By comparison, 21 percent of local companies expected to increase staffing levels in the third quarter, 6 percent expected to reduce staff, 71 percent planned to maintain staffing levels and 2 percent were undecided.

“According to employers, job prospects are expected to stay the same compared to quarter three,” said Tom Maher, a spokesman for Manpower in Dayton. “Compared to one year ago…local employers expect a slightly brighter hiring forecast.”

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