The future for Chicago job hunters looks promising, according to a new jobs report by a Milwaukee-based staffing firm.
ManpowerGroup predicts an increase in the number of Chicago jobs by 14 percent for the second quarter, according to The Chicago Tribune.
From April to June, 19 percent of Chicago-area companies will add to their staffs, the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey predicts.
In the first quarter, only 15 percent of companies forecasted a boost in employees, the Tribune points out. On the other hand, only 8 percent are predicted to make cuts among workers in the second quarter, compared to 12 percent in the first quarter.
These increases push Chicago’s hiring prospects just ahead of national figures. The report notes 18 percent of employers across the country plan to expand their operations while only 6 percent are expected to make reductions.