manpowergroupBDLive reports that an employment outlook survey of 754 South African employers by HR consulting firm Manpower found that 12% expected to hire more people, while 6% anticipated retrenching.  The rest said they would keep staffing levels unchanged.  

Job opportunities are expected to be strongest in the public and social sector, and the wholesale and retail trade sector.  The hiring of teachers, nurses and personnel for the coming local government elections were among the reasons behind the expected increase in public and social sector hiring.  The expected increase in the retail and wholesale sector could be due to expectations that they would be net beneficiaries of the expected higher wage and salary increases in 2016 compared with 2015.  Employers in the construction sector expect retrenchments, and those in mining anticipate a "labour market slump"


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