Manpower: 31 percent of employers plan to increase staff in the second quarter

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 03. 12. 11:16

31 percent of Hungarian employers plan to expand their workforce in the second quarter, while 22 percent plan to reduce it. Looking at the sectors, labor recruitment mainly affects communication services and IT, according to Manpower Hungary’s labor market forecast published on Tuesday.

Examining the individual regions, the differences are significant. Employers’ expectations for staff expansion in Budapest, Central and Northern Hungary, and the Southern Great Plain are above the national average. At the same time, neither a significant increase nor a decrease in the number of employees is expected in the Northern Great Plain and the largest part of Transdanubia. However, in Central Transdanubia, many more people expect to be laid off than hired.

Examining the individual sectors, it was determined that the biggest upswing is expected in the communication services, IT, finance and real estate sectors. They can increase the number of employees to an average extent in the fields of raw materials and processing, as well as consumer goods and services. The prospects are much more modest in the energy and utilities segments, while the downsizing may be more typical in the areas of logistics and the automotive industry.

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