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Retail job outlook positive survey

Retail job outlook positive survey

The survey, conducted among over 4,600 employers across India in various segments of industries, noted that although the hiring pace will slow, few staff reductions are expected. The survey collects data from over 59,000 employers in 44 countries, including 1,500 in Australia.

The company said 35 per cent of the local employers it surveyed expect to hire in the April to June period, while two per cent expect cutbacks. "In the coming times, Technology will change the job market dynamics and individuals need to adopt skillset to continue to remain employable".

Rao further noted that 2018 will see a sharp increase in demand for professionals with skills in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

"The improved employment outlook in the Wholesale & Retail Trade sector is encouraging and suggests that businesses are confident consumer demand will hold up in 2018 as wages pressure builds in the economy", said Mr Fischer. The weakest hiring plans are reported in Mining, Government Information and Nondurable Goods Manufacturing. Across the United States, one in five employers expect to grow their work force in the next three months, according to the survey. Elsewhere, employers forecast a steady increase in staffing levels with Outlooks of +16% and +14% for the East and the West, respectively. While there won't be layoffs, hiring as such will be lower than in previous quarters. Employers report the strongest hiring intentions in Leisure & Hospitality (+28%) as the economy picks up.

"Indian job seekers are likely to benefit from the positive labour market during April-June".

Among the generally positive hiring trends expressed for the Asia-Pacific Region, the country that expressed the most caution was China (+8 percent), where companies have shown only a minor increase in optimism towards hiring over the past three consecutive quarters.

Across the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, workforce gains are planned in 25 of 26 countries. "Prospects for the upcoming quarter remain strong, led by exceptionally strong growth in Quebec, where employers are hiring across multiple sectors".

The strong national result is unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago, but declines by three percentage points quarter-on-quarter. Based on seasonally adjusted data, employers in Hungary report the most optimistic hiring plans in the EMEA region.

The local number outpaces both the first-quarter outlook and last year's second-quarter figures. When compared with 1Q 2018, hiring prospects are five percentage points stronger in Gauteng, and improve by two percentage points in KwaZulu-Natal.

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