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Survey: Area employers expect a bit more hiring in fourth quarter

A ManpowerGroup survey says the percent of Wichita-area employers expecting to hire more workers has increased.
A ManpowerGroup survey says the percent of Wichita-area employers expecting to hire more workers has increased. File photo

Slightly more employers in the Wichita area expect to hire additional workers in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a new survey from ManpowerGroup.

The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, based on interviews with 11,500 employers in the U.S. and the 100 largest metropolitan areas, said 21 percent of Wichita area employers expect to increase staff levels in the three-month period ending Dec. 31. That’s up from 18 percent in the same quarter in 2016.

Eight percent of employers expect to decrease staffing in the fourth quarter of 2017, down a percent from 2016’s fourth quarter, according to the survey. Sixty-six percent expect to maintain current staffing compared with 72 percent in the same quarter last year, the survey said.

Jerry Siebenmark: 316-268-6576, @jsiebenmark

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