Hiring Expectations for 2017 in Guatemala

For the first quarter of 2017 22% of the business sector plans to hire more staff, mainly in the sectors of manufacturing, trade and services.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

From a statement issued by ManpowerGroup Guatemala:

Guatemala, December 13, 2016 -   According to the Survey Manpower Employment Outlook for 1Q 2017 published today in Guatemala, employers report optimistic hiring plans for the period from January to March. With 22% of employers expecting to increase their levels of recruitment, 6% anticipating a decrease, 70% staying the same and 2% who did not know, the Net Employment Outlook is + 16% once the seasonal adjustment has been made. The survey reveals an increase in hiring prospects of 7 percentage points in quarterly comparison and by 1 percentage point in annual comparison.

Employers in all six industry sectors expect to increase their staffing levels during the coming quarter, expectations increased by margins varied in three of the six sectors compared to the forecast for the fourth quarter of 2016, while remaining stable in two and decreasing in one. The strongest Net Employment Outlook of + 21% was reported in the Manufacturing sector. Trade and Services report + 15%, respectively. The prognosis  for the Trade industry remains stable compared to the previous quarter and decreased by 2 percentage points in the annual comparison, while the expectation for Services increased considerably by 11 percentage points compared to 4Q 2016 and by 1 percentage point in the annual comparison. Employers in Communications & Transport report + 14% and those in Construction + 8%, while Agriculture, Fishing, Mining and Quarrying were the weakest with + 7% forecast.



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GUATEMALA
The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today, reveals a favorable hiring environment for the second quarter of 2010, with employers anticipating opportunities for Guatemalan jobseekers to remain similar to those reported in the first quarter of the year.

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