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Wichita-area hiring expected to pick up, according to Manpower survey

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 9:39 a.m.

Wichita-area employers expect to hire at a healthy pace in the third quarter, according to a survey by staffing company Manpower.

While 76 percent of the Wichita-area companies surveyed expect to maintain their current workforce, 18 percent said they would add staff members, while 4 percent said they would reduce staff.

The employers surveyed said job prospects are best in the following sectors: construction, durable goods manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, information, finance and banking, and leisure and hospitality.

Unchanged sectors are nondurable goods manufacturing, transportation and utilities, professional and business services, education and health care.

Local and state governments plan to cut staffing levels.

The survey showed that local employers are more optimistic about hiring than they were in the same quarter of 2012, said Manpower’s Wichita area manager Kent Venters.

Manpower is a staffing company that operates nationwide.

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