The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, released Tuesday, said job-hunters can expect a limited hiring climate.
Randy Upright, chief executive of Manpower’s Alberta region, said the atmosphere is nearly on par with the previous quarter which is a significant decrease from a year ago.
The survey found that eight per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter in January to March while eight per cent anticipate cutbacks. It found that 82 per cent plan to maintain their current staffing levels and two per cent are not sure of their hiring intentions.
Upright said Calgary’s first quarter Net Employment Outlook of two per cent, with seasonal variations removed from the data, is a decrease of 11 percentage points from last year.
See the complete first quarter results for 2016 here.