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ManpowerGroupBusiness Report writes that the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for the first quarter of 2018 was released on Tuesday and showed that chances of finding a job will be highest in the Western Cape, with the Free State province to have the least job opportunities.  

Lyndy van den Barselaar, MD ManpowerGroup SA, commented:  “The Western Cape continues to attract visitors and tourists in the first few months of the year, as the South African summer reaches its peak.  This could continue to have a positive effect on hiring intentions among the province’s employers.”  The Cape Town International Convention Centre has already secured 58 major international events up until 2022, which could also be assisting with job creation in the coming months.  In general terms, the report found that SA employers reported conservative hiring intentions for the January-March time frame, with 15% of employers expecting to increase staffing levels, 8% forecasting a decrease and 75% anticipating no change.  The study also found that hiring plans will improve in six of the 10 industry sectors when compared with the previous quarter.

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