Twin Cities Companies Plan To Hire Next 3 Months

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for Minneapolis and St. Paul found that 20 percent of employers plan to increase current staff levels next quarter.

Prospects are strong in construction, durable and non-durable goods, manufacturing, transportation and retail trade, as well as financial activities.

According to the survey, 73 percent of employers plan to maintain the current levels, while 3 percent of employers are planning to decrease staff levels the next quarter.

Bob Bretwisch, with Manpower, said the number of employers who plan to hire is 7 percent higher than last year.

“They’re optimistic, but they are not overly so,” he said.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Susie Jones Reports

At the Minnesota Workforce Center in South Minneapolis, Jilda Mastery was looking for a new job, while she also tried to start up a new business.

“The day I got laid off, I applied for three jobs. I was very determined not to stay unemployed. That’s not the life I wanted. I wanted to make a living and pay my mortgage,” she said.

Others said they are frustrated with the job search.

“It’s kind of like a roller coaster,” said Robin Lewis.

She’s been looking for months now and is glad to hear news of hiring.

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  1. Rep. Michelle Bachmann says:

    First off employers need to stop using staffing companies. Most people are looking for work not a temp job. They are also looking for a job that pays well, not some watered down temp job. Companies need to pull their heads out of their backsides and start learning a little bit as people do not want to work for peanuts.

    1. dutch says:

      WOW! Funny to hear you for once speak out about the economic status in the state and the whole nation as well. So tell us Bachmann, whose side are you really on the working class or for the self-centered employers whom are against unionized labor, and pay salaries that produce a lack or sense of standard living. Hell, maybe you should pull your head out of your own backside and look a the big picture at whose really struggling out there to find a decent paying job out in the real world.

  2. Bill says:

    @ Dutch: Show some G/D respect you petty F-CK! Ms. Bachman in a member of Congress.

    It’s ass-clowns like you that give the unions a bad name. Grow up “Dutch” and get a clue!

    1. ?? says:

      You know this is not really Michele Bachmann, right? Firstly, her first name is not correct. Michele, one L. Bachmann, two ns, that’s how I rememer it. That aside, Bachmann is foolishly running for the presidency — she would not come to the WCCO website and make a comment.

  3. Bill says:

    @ Dutch: Show some G/D respect you petty F-CK! Ms. Bachman is a member of Congress.

    It’s ass-clowns like you that give the unions a bad name. Grow up “Dutch” and get a clue!

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