JOB OUTLOOK STRONG FOR CAPE CORAL AREA

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In the first quarter of 2019, 32 percent of employers in the Cape Coral metro area expect to increase staffing levels. This is the second-highest nationwide among the largest 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas. These are the results of the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

The report states that competition for skilled talent is set to rise. Employers across the U.S. are reporting the strongest hiring intentions in 12 years.

All 13 industry sectors measured in the survey forecast optimistic hiring plans. The strongest hiring outlook looks to be in transportation and utilities. This is due to consumer expectations for on-demand delivery.

Hiring intentions remain robust in leisure and hospitality (+27 percent.) More Americans are spending on travel and tourism. This is indicative of strong consumer confidence in a healthy economy.

The professional and business services sector has the third-strongest outlook (+25 percent.) This is driving the need for a breadth of workers from insurance to information technology.