Jobs Growth Expected To Remain Strong With Continuing Growth Of 15,000 Jobs For March

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Media Release

Manpower, Level 22, Darling Park 2, 201 Sussex Street Sydney. NSW Australia 2000

Manpower - Melbourne Institute Employment Report

Jobs growth expected to remain strong with

continuing growth of 15,000+ jobs for March.  

Despite the negative reports showing a decline in job advertising for March, the

Manpower – Melbourne Institute Employment Report shows continuing strong jobs

for March. The report produced by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic &

Social Research indicates year on year jobs growth for March to be 2.6%, which

equates to 15,900 new jobs on a trend basis.


According to Stephen Hinch, General Manager Marketing & Communications,

Manpower, Australia and New Zealand, “This continuing steady growth is also

reflective of the strong demand that our Manpower Employment Outlook Survey has

shown for the coming months. There is still a continuing need for business to hire

new workers and the increasing participation rate is allowing broader supply to match

the demand, the forecast also shows April growth to be 2.5% year on year, and May

to be 2.4%”.

“While job advertising may well be down in March, it is not a reflection of a softening

market, but rather showing the changes in attraction strategies that are now taking

place with more sophisticated managers and the impact that the prolonged Easter

break delivered in March.” Hinch said. 

“There is a growth in real numbers for all states, with Western Australia expected to

have the highest growth rate, the monthly changes in the number employed in

Queensland and South Australia however are expected to experience some

contraction in the coming months.” Hinch noted. 


For further information please contact

Stephen Hinch, Phone –02 9623 8644, Mobile – 0488 495 270

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Manpower, Level 22, Darling Park 2, 201 Sussex Street Sydney. NSW Australia 2000

Manpower Fact Sheet

The next Manpower Employment Outlook Survey will be released on the 11th of June 2008 to

report hiring expectations for the third quarter of 2008.  The Manpower Employment Outlook

Survey is available free of charge to the public through their local Manpower representative in

participating countries. You can download a copy of the Australian report in full, at

About Manpower Inc.

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is a world leader in the employment services industry; creating

and delivering services that enable its clients to win in the changing world of work.

Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2008, the $21 billion company offers employers a range of

services for the entire employment and business cycle including permanent, temporary and

contract recruitment; employee assessment and selection; training; outplacement;

outsourcing and consulting.  Manpower's worldwide network of 4,500 offices in 80 countries

and territories enables the company to meet the needs of its 400,000 clients per year,

including small and medium size enterprises in all industry sectors, as well as the world's

largest multinational corporations. The focus of Manpower's work is on raising productivity

through improved quality, efficiency and cost-reduction across their total workforce, enabling

clients to concentrate on their core business activities. Manpower Inc. operates under five

brands:  Manpower, Manpower Professional, Elan, Jefferson Wells and Right Management. 

More information on Manpower Inc. is available at

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