logo_manpowerMore than 1 in 4 Iowa businesses that participated in a survey released today report they’ll likely hire more workers in the second quarter of the year.

Kathy Joblinske is a spokesperson for Manpower, which conducts the employment outlook survey.

“From April to June, 28 percent of companies interviewed plan to hire additional employees, three-percent expect to reduce their payrolls, and 67 percent expect to remain steady at their current levels,” Joblinske said.

The Q-2 Manpower survey gives Iowa a “Net Employment Outlook” of 25 percent. That compares to 15 percent from the survey of Iowa employers released back in December.

“For the U.S., our net employment outlook for Q2 is 16-percent,” Joblinske said. “So, Iowa is really standing strong against the national employment outlook survey.” More than 11,000 employers were surveyed by Manpower across the U.S.