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California Employers Ready To Grow Next Year

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

A growing number of California employers appear ready to hire new workers early next year.

Several times a year, the employment services firm Manpower Group surveys thousands of employers – and asks them if they plan to increase their workforce the following quarter, decrease it, or hold it steady.

The latest report, out today, finds that 22 percent of California employers are poised to grow in the first three months next year – up from 19 percent a year ago and ahead of the nation as a whole. Just six percent plan to reduce their staff, and the rest expect to stay the same size.

The 16 percent net positive margin is the strongest since 2008 – just before the recession hit. And that margin is up significantly from 12 percent a year ago.

Ben Adler

Capitol Bureau Chief

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler first became a public radio listener in the car on his way to preschool – though not necessarily by choice. Now, he leads Capital Public Radio’s state Capitol coverage, which airs on NPR stations across California.  Read Full Bio