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.