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Romanian employers report the strongest hiring intentions in seven years

• Employers in Romania report the most optimistic hiring intentions in the EMEA region in Q4/2015, according to the latest edition of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey

Employer confidence is on the rise during the October – December 2015 interval, as Romanian employers report a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +16%, the strongest fourth quarter Outlook among the 24 EMEA countries participating in the Q4/2015 wave of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. 19% of the Romanian employers participating in the survey anticipate an increase in their staffing levels in the upcoming quarter, while 11% foresee a decrease, and 67% do not intend any changes. The resulting Net Employment Outlook is the strongest reported in Romania since Q4/2008, and improves by 4 percentage points over the current quarter, and 8 by percentage points year-over-year.
“Taking into account recent economic evolutions in the region, it is particularly heartening to see this boost in Romanian employers’ confidence. The fact that national Outlooks have been trending stronger for the past two years and are at their most solid since 2008 signals that this continued hiring momentum is sustainable and job creation could come about at a rate closer to what job-seekers in Romania need,“ says ManpowerGroup Romania’s Country Manager, Valentin Petrof.
Opportunities for job seekers are likely to be positive, by varying degrees, in all of the country’s regions and all but one industry sector. For the eleventh consecutive term, employers in Manufacturing are the country’s most optimistic, reporting a Net Employment Outlook of +25%, that is 5 percentage points stronger than in Q3, and strengthens year-over-year by 13 percentage points. The most notable quarter-on-quarter improvement is reported by employers in the Wholesale and Retail Trade sector, where the +20% Net Employment Outlook strengthens by 12 percentage points over Q3, whereas the most notable year-on-year improvement is reported by employers in the Construction sector, where the +18% Q4/2015 Outlook is 21 percentage points stronger than in Q4/2014. However, forecasts in the Electricity, Gas & Water Supply sector continue to be negative, as they have been for the past five quarters.

ManpowerGroup Romania, one of the national leaders in innovative workforce solutions, creates and delivers services that help clients meet their business and workforce objectives while enhancing their competitiveness. The company specializes in permanent, temporary and contract recruitment; payroll; contract administration; outsourcing and consulting. Manpower Professional, a Manpower brand, delivers a comprehensive range of recruitment, temporary placement, selection, outplacement and consulting services focused on specialists and middle & top managers. Our extensive resources, world-class client list, and reputation attract a diverse group of talented candidates, with every level of education, skills and experience ranging from permanent direct hire to one-day contracts. We are present nationally with 13 branches in: Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Iasi, Craiova, Ploiesti, Pitesti and Sibiu. More information on ManpowerGroup Romania is available at www.manpower.ro.

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