Mild Job Market Expected
for Tampa Bay Area in 2013
Source: Manpower Group
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL employers expect to hire at a modest pace during Quarter 1 2013, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.
From January to March, 17% of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 12% expect to reduce staff. Another 69% expect to maintain their current workforce levels and 2% are not certain of their hiring plans. This yields a Net Employment Outlook* of 5%.
“Hiring activity is expected to decrease during the first quarter of 2013 compared to the fourth quarter of 2012 when the Net Employment Outlook was 12%,” said Manpower spokesperson Judy Leppla. “Employers also expect weaker employment prospects compared with one year ago when the Net Employment Outlook was 12%.”
For the coming quarter, job prospects appear best in Construction, Durable Goods Manufacturing, Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing, Information, Education & Health Services, Other Services and Government. Employers in Transportation & Utilities plan to reduce staffing levels, while hiring in Wholesale & Retail Trade, Financial Activities, Professional & Business Services and Leisure & Hospitality is expected to remain unchanged.