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Mississippi employers expect to add jobs

MANPOWER 
 Leisure and hospitality is one of the industries in the US that is expected to see job growth in the next quarter, according to a Manpower survey of employers.
MANPOWER Leisure and hospitality is one of the industries in the US that is expected to see job growth in the next quarter, according to a Manpower survey of employers.

Employers in Mississippi expect to hire at a strong pace during the third quarter, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

From July to September, 27 percent of the companies interviewed in Mississippi plan to hire more employees; 5 percent expect to reduce their payrolls. The survey found 67 percent expect to maintain their current workforce levels and 1 percent are not certain of their hiring plans. This yields a Net Employment Outlook of 22 percent. The national outlook is 14 percent.

Job prospects appear best in wholesale and retail trade; information; financial activities; professional and business services; education and health services; leisure and hospitality; other services; and government. Hiring is expected to remain unchanged in construction; durable-goods manufacturing; nondurable-goods manufacturing; and transportation and utilities.

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