Tuesday, September 09, 2008

More depressing news....

From the Orlando Sentinel's business section today:

More than one-third of Metro Orlando's employers expect to reduce their staffs during the final three months of the year, according to Manpower Inc.'s latest hiring survey.

The four-county metro area had far more employers with plans to cut back their work forces during the fourth quarter compared with companies elsewhere in the region, across the state or nationwide.

Of those responding to the confidential Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, 35 percent in Orlando said they expected to shrink their staffs during the final quarter, compared with 13 percent nationally and 21 percent statewide. On the plus side, 23 percent of the employers in the metro area -- Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties -- said they actually expect to add staff during the fourth quarter, slightly better than the state and national percentages. Employers in Volusia and Brevard counties were far more unsure of their plans.

Not good, not good.

1 comment:

Hurricane Heather said...

I'm blaming the liberals. Just because I can.