Manufacturing Hiring Will Surge Again in February; Service Sector Also Strong
By Theresa Minton-Eversole
February manufacturing-sector hiring activity will reach a four-year high, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2013.
Surveyed manufacturers reported their hiring rates will increase a net of 47.2 percent, while service-sector companies reported a net increase in hiring activity of 33.1 percent for February 2013.
“This is the second month in a row that we have seen hiring expectations at a four-year high in manufacturing,” said Jennifer Schramm, GPHR, manager of SHRM’s workplace trends and forecasting. “The private service sector also looks good, with more HR professionals in this sector saying they are adding jobs than did so at this time last year. And this is the sixth out of the seven previous months that this has occurred.”