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ManpowerGroupEngineering News reports that recruitment solutions company ManpowerGroup has found that SA employees have little to no intention to hire new employees during the second quarter of 2020.

Its latest Employment Outlook Survey also shows that about 8% of employers expect to increase salaries, while 5% expect to decrease salaries and 85% expect to make no changes to remuneration.  ManpowerGroup SA’s Lyndy van den Barselaar commented:  “Local businesses remain concerned about policy uncertainty, high unemployment rates and continued load-shedding.  These factors are causing employers to proceed cautiously when it comes to their spending and hiring strategies. Further, while it is too early to predict the potential impact of Covid-19 virus on global hiring, the reality today is that unemployment remains low in many markets and organisations globally are still struggling to find people with the right skills.”  Other survey findings were that strongest hiring pace would be in the manufacturing sector, while the strongest labour market was anticipated by employers in KwaZulu-Natal.

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