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The employment outlook for Michigan is expected to be strong in the third quarter of 2014 according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

Michigan is predicted to have the third best employment outlook in the nation, according to Manpower.

During the period from July to September, 29 percent of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 3 percent expect to reduce their payrolls, Manpower reported. Another 65 percent expect to maintain their current staff levels.

“The third quarter survey results show stronger optimism about hiring expectations compared to Quarter 2 when the Net Employment Outlook was 19 percent,” said Manpower spokesperson Becca Dernberger in a release. “Compared to one year ago when the Net Employment Outlook was 20 percent, employers also anticipate an uptick in the hiring pace.”

The strong level of hiring at the state level is also expected to be found locally in the Detroit area during the third quarter, Manpower added.

According to the survey 26 percent of companies interviewed plan to hire more employees from July to September, and 71 percent expect to maintain their current workforce levels. Only 2 percent expect to reduce staff.

“Employers anticipate stronger hiring plans compared to Quarter 2 when the Net Employment Outlook was 15 percent,” said Manpower spokesperson Shane Weaver of the local numbers in a release. “Compared to one year ago when the Net Employment Outlook was 17 percent, local employers also expect a brighter hiring forecast.”

In the coming quarter, construction, durable goods manufacturing, non-durable goods manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, information, financial activities, professional and business services, education and health services, leisure and hospitality and government, are expected to be among the strongest sectors.

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