Ahead of the employment figures due from Australia today (preview here and Adam’s here ), a report in the Australian Financial Review on a recruitment firm survey which “found that after 14 quarters of deterioration, Australian hiring expectations have improved, with 23.4 per cent of businesses set to take on more staff next quarter – the first improvement since the September quarter of 2010″ cautious optimism amongst employers organisations in Australia are continuing to focus on business transformation and reskilling their workforces professional services the strongest employment outlook for the first quarter of 2014, followed by technology Also, the intention to decrease current head counts has dropped 2.6 percentage points to 11.2% Employment expectations in the resources and mining sector are up in both Western Australia and in Queensland, despite the investment phase of the mining boom coming to an end The article goes on, with some sanguine views: JPMorgan chief economist Stephen Walters believes that employment conditions are set to worsen Thinks the jobless rate will be higher this year (JPMorgan forecasts unemployment will reach 6.5% by mid-year) Says – “We’ve seen business confidence really slump again after the post-election bounce, so business is still in quite a cautious mood … “Employment growth is just unlikely to be exceeding population growth in any sustained way.” Australian Financial Review (gated): More hiring, less firing likely in 2014: report
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Companies added fewer workers than projected in September, indicating the U.S. job market is struggling to gain momentum, a private report based on payrolls showed Wednesday
OTTAWA — Don’t expect Canada’s employment picture to improve in any significant way soon.
* U.S. hiring slows in July but jobless rate falls to 4-year low
July 15 – Apple is aggressively hiring workers and looking to acquire startups for its iWatch engineering efforts, according to the Financial Times.
U.S. employers added 195,000 jobs in June and hiring was more robust in the two previous months than earlier estimated
June 13 – Wal-Mart is hiring more temporary workers, the first time doing so outside of its normal holiday shopping season increase, according to a Reuters survey of store managagers, employees, and human resources personnel. Conway G.