A newly released survey shows hiring is down a bit from last quarter and down a little from a year ago, but not bad at all.
The new Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is for the third quarter — July through September. Paul Holley with Milwaukee-based Manpower says there's a slight hiring decline as Wisconsin employers are a little cautious with expenses.
"We found that 25% of the employers that we interviewed indicated that they would be increasing employment, 9% would be decreasing staff, for a net of 16%."
Holley says their ongoing research shows that employers nationally and in Wisconsin are in short supply of workers with technical skills.
Also he says, jobs that are the hardest to fill are engineering. Holley says a number of pending retirements of baby boomers will make many jobs available in the near future.
Wausau is the best place to find a job, with a net of 37%, while Oshkosh has the worst job outlook, with a net job hire of minus 7%.