More than a quarter of the companies in Romania will hire more personnel in Q2
Over a quarter of employers in Romania announced plans to increase the number of employees in the second quarter, especially in manufacturing, and only 6% are considering a reduction of personnel, especially in the energy sector, according to a survey carried out by Manpower .
Over two thirds (67%) of companies do not anticipate changes.
It results a net employment outlook of + 11%, the strongest since the fourth quarter of 2012.
“In most regions and most sectors the employers are not only optimistic, but also are more dynamic, the number of companies that adopt a cautious attitude of expectation is decreasing,” said Valentin Petrof, general manager of ManpowerGroup Romania.
Employers in the processing industry are the most optimistic, the net employment outlook in the sector of + 28% being the strongest in the last 10 quarters, up by 12 percentage points against the first quarter of this year.
The largest improvement against the previous quarter, of 15 percentage points, is reported in the transport, storage and communications sector, where the forecast of + 17% is the most optimistic since the first quarter of 2009.
The biggest improvement of 18 percentage points is reported by employers in the South West. Net employment outlook in the region is of + 14%, the strongest stated by employers in the past three years.
The employers in small organizations (10-49 employees) and the medium ones (40-249 employees) are also confident with predictions of + 8% and + 13%.
For Romania, the survey was conducted during January 14-27, 2015 on a representative sample of 626 employers. The results have an error margin of +/- 3.9%.