Hirings are expected to outpace firings better than two-to-one this summer in Iowa, according to the latest survey from Manpower Incorporated. Spokesman Mike Lynch says the numbers look good for the state, though many employers express hesitation and caution in hiring plans.Most of the larger areas of the state show hiring plans being stronger than layoffs, including the Quad Cities, Waterloo and Cedar Rapids. Lynch says the only metro area of the state where more employers surveyed said they planned to cut jobs than hire was in Des Moines. He says they don’t really survey why people are making hiring decisions, he says it could be due to state budget woes. Lynch says Iowa is following a countrywide trend in which employers are uncertain about the future. The statewide survey found 21-percent of employers questioned plan to hire in the coming three months, 68-percent predicted no change and nine-percent forecast layoffs. Two-percent were unsure.
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