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employment thumb100 Engineering News reports that Lyndy van den Barselaar, MD of ManpowerGroup SA, says local employers report modest hiring intentions for the fourth quarter of the year.  

Some 10% of employers expect to increase staffing levels, 5% are forecasting a decrease and 84% are anticipating no change.  Hiring prospects remain relatively stable when compared with the previous quarter, but are 4% lower when compared to the final quarter of 2016.  Once the data is adjusted to allow for seasonal variation, the hiring outlook is set to increase by 5% during the final quarter of this year.  Opportunities for job seekers are expected to be strongest in the restaurants and hotels and the transport, storage and communication sectors.  They will be weakest within the mining and quarrying sector.  The strongest labour market is anticipated in the Western Cape, where employers report a net employment outlook of a 7% increase.  Modest payroll gains are expected in both Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, with outlooks of a 5% increase.

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