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About 17 percent of Austin-area companies plan to hire additional employees in coming months, according to the latest report from Manpower Inc.
Combined with another 10 percent of local employers who say they anticipate cutting staff between April and June—the local job market should experience a modest increase by early summer.
About 69 percent of employers expect to maintain their current staff levels while the remaining 4 percent are unsure about their hiring plans.
The local jobs picture is a bit more positive than the national one. Fifteen percent of U.S. employers expect to increase their headcount over the three-month period, while another 14 percent are anticipating a reduction.
Manpower’s survey is based on interviews with 31,800 employers nationwide
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