Employment outlook in Slovenia remains upbeat

Employment outlook in Slovenia remains upbeat

Slovenian employers plan to continue hiring in the third quarter of 2017, although the outlook for employment is more subdued than in the first half of the year, shows the latest survey by the temping agency Manpower.

The net employment outlook for the third quarter is at +12%, compared to a record +22% in the second quarter and +17% in the first quarter, shows the survey released on Tuesday.

The net outlook is the product of 13% of the employers surveyed planning additional hiring, 1% planning layoffs and 83% forecasting their headcount will remain unchanged.

Overall, the outlook is positive across all 10 industries, all regions and all company sizes.

The net employment outlook ranges from a record +18% in logistics and communications to +16% in manufacturing, +11% in the hospitality industry and +6% in social services.

Compared to the previous quarter, the outlook deteriorated in eight of the ten industries, with hospitality industries registering the biggest drop, 23 percentage points.

Year-on-year, the outlook improved in nine of the ten industries, with construction registering the steepest rise, 14 percentage points./IBNA

Source: The Slovenia Times