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New crown pneumonia | survey: 15% of interviewed employers expect layoffs next quarter to be the worst in wholesale and retail

2020-09-09T04:13:00.975Z

The new crown pneumonia epidemic has lasted for many months. Although the unemployment rate dropped slightly in the latest quarter, it is still at a high of 6.1%. ManpowerGroup, a multinational human resources organization, released its fourth quarter employment outlook survey report today (9th). Among the 393 employers interviewed, half of the employers said they would reduce their manpower. Nearly 35% of the employers said they were unclear, and only 13% of the employers said they were interested. Hiring more manpower.



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Written by: Huang Yongyu

2020-09-09 11:51

Last update date: 2020-09-09 12:04

The new crown pneumonia epidemic has lasted for many months. Although the unemployment rate dropped slightly in the latest quarter, it is still at a high of 6.1%.

ManpowerGroup, a multinational human resources organization, released its fourth quarter employment outlook survey report today (9th). Among the 393 employers interviewed, half of the employers said they would reduce their manpower. Nearly 35% of the employers said they were unclear, and only 13% of the employers said they were interested. Hiring more manpower.

Xu Yushan, senior vice president of ManpowerGroup Greater China, said that due to the impact of the epidemic, the job market is still under pressure in the short term.

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The survey was conducted in July this year and interviewed 393 employers. 13% of employers expressed their intention to hire more staff in the coming quarter, 15% of employers said they would reduce their staff, while 38% said they remained unchanged, and the remaining 34% of respondents said they did not know , The seasonally adjusted employment outlook index is -2%, reflecting that more employers plan to reduce their staff.

Xu Yushan, senior vice president of ManpowerGroup Greater China, said that the global and local epidemics are volatile, the job market is still under pressure in the short term, the future of Hong Kong's economy is uncertain, and employers' desire to recruit in six industries has fallen, reflecting that employers are still holding a wait-and-see attitude and cautious in recruiting.

Healthcare, online marketing, and construction engineering industries still need to increase manpower

Although many industries are affected by the epidemic, Xu pointed out that some employers still need to continue manpower support, such as health care, online marketing, construction projects, etc.

Xu added that companies are turning to the concept of flexible employment. There are many part-time jobs or contract vacancies during the epidemic. It is recommended that job seekers be open when dealing with job opportunities and try to accept non-preferred jobs first.

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