Manpower Survey: Lee County Q1 Hiring Strong

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The hiring pace in Lee County is expected to be among the strongest in the nation for the first quarter of this year, according to the latest survey by the ManpowerGroup.

Among employers surveyed in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area, 34 percent said they plan to hire more workers from January through March. This number is offset by the 2 percent that plan to reduce their payrolls, giving the area a net employment outlook of 32 percent.

According to the survey, local job prospects appear to be the best in construction, manufacturing, retail, financial services, tourism, government, and other services.

The strong outlook reflects the local seasonal hiring trend, according to Christopher Westley, director of the Regional Economic Research Institute at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Read the full report: Q1 Hiring Report