Demand For Staff In South-australia Set To Remain Strong The Next Few Months.

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

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey

Under embargo until 0:01, 10th June 2008 Local Time 

Demand for staff in South Australia set to remain

strong the next few months.

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today, indicates the

employment prospects for job seekers in South Australia will continue to remain

strong over the next few months. 

The survey, which was part of a broader survey of 2,658 employers across Australia,

revealed that South Australian employers are remaining active in their hiring for the

next quarter. The level of demand as reflected by the Net Employment Outlook is still

higher than the longer-term trend, but may well continue to be impacted by the high

levels of vacancies, which now stand at over 9,000 across the state. 

The South Australian employment market shows an active hiring intention in the July

– September quarter of 2008, with a Net Employment Outlook of +26% compared to

+30% in the last quarter, a decline of just 4 percentage points.

According to Stephen Hinch, General Manager Marketing & Communications,

Manpower, Australia and New Zealand, “This continuing intention to hire new

workers is very encouraging for the state, but this 4 point decrease in hiring

intentions may well be indicating a slight decline in pent up demand that was created

by internal mobility together with shortages”.

“This softer but continuing demand must still be balanced against the tight labour

supply that exists across Australia as the skills shortage is creating real structural

changes to the workforce already. Business leaders must continue to rethink their

strategies not only to attract but more importantly to retain the right talent, as many

jobs are still being filled through the mobility of the labour market.” Hinch said. 

“There is a general softening in hiring confidence in all states, including Western

Australia and Queensland, however we are now moving into a period where we have

increasing numbers of skilled workers to replace each year as they retire making it

much more important for us all to take a longer term approach”. Hinch noted.


For further information please contact

Stephen Hinch, Phone – 02 9263 8644, Mobile – 0488 495 270,

The next Manpower Employment Outlook Survey will be released on the 9th of September


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