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Solid job growth projected

September 09, 2002

Solid job growth is projected for the Hagerstown area this fall based on the latest hiring survey by Manpower Inc., released Aug. 26 for the October-December period.

J. Todd Street of Manpower said 33 percent of business respondents will expand their work forces this fall, while 7 percent report plans to cut back. Another 60 percent expect no change.

For the ending quarter of 2001, prospects were even brighter when 40 percent anticipated recruiting more workers and 7 percent forecast diminished payrolls.

Employers also were more upbeat three months ago, as 40 percent said staff increases were indicated while 3 percent predicted work force declines.

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New employment opportunities are envisioned this fall in nondurable goods manufacturing, transportation/public utilities, wholesale/retail trade, education, services and public administration. Durable goods manufacturers plan reductions.

Manpower Inc. conducts the Employment Outlook Survey in the U.S. quarterly. It is a measurement of employers' intentions to increase or decrease the permanent work force.

The survey is based on telephone interviews with nearly 16,000 public and private employers in 474 U.S. markets.

For more information, visit Manpower's U.S. Web site at www.us.manpower.com.

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