Slow Steady Employment Growth, More 'Virtual Jobs' On Tap For 2012

David Schepp
virtual job growth 2012
virtual job growth 2012

Though the job market by several measures remains sluggish, the employment outlook for 2012 calls for continued, albeit modest, improvement. A recent survey by Manpower Inc. shows that many U.S. businesses expect to hire more workers during the first three months of the new year.

"Slow, but steady momentum has improved employer confidence, which is likely why more employers are planning to hire in the first quarter," Jonas Prising, president of the Americas at Milwaukee-based Manpower, says in a statement accompanying release of the findings. Though the increase is encouraging, Prising says, hiring plans remain uncertain for a "historically high proportion of employers."