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Stockton-Lodi One of Top Five Cities in U.S. Job Growth
October 1, 2015
If you’re looking for a job, Stockton-Lodi, California, is leading the country in job growth.
Stockton-Lodi is one of the top five cities where the employment outlook is strongest through the end of the year according to a new report by Manpower Group, a recruiting and consulting firm. Stockton-Lodi and Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina metro area, tied for second with an employment outlook of 27%. McAllen-Edinburgh-Mission, Texas, metropolitan area,comes in first with an employment outlook of 34 percent. Tampa-St. Peterburg-Clearwater at 26 percent and Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida at 25 percent come in number four and five.
“We’re pleased that the report shows strong, steady growth for the area that reflects what we see happening locally. The number of companies relocating and expanding in San Joaquin County is on the rise and hiring comes on the heels of that activity,” said Monica Nino, San Joaquin County Administrator, adding that “Our labor force in San Joaquin County is a real asset for these companies.”
This growth is part of a larger trend nation-wide, according to the report that states “U.S. employers predict the strongest hiring plans since the fourth quarter of 2007 in the final three months of this year.” In addition, all 13 industry sectors had positive hiring outlooks for the end of 2015, with Leisure & Hospitality and Retail & Wholesale employers anticipating the biggest staffing growth in quarter four of any sectors.
More than 11,000 interviews were conducted with employers within the United States, including all 50 states, the top 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, to measure hiring intentions between October and December 2015, according to Manpower Group. Each interviewee was asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of December 2015 as compared to the current quarter?” You can read the report in its entirety at Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Results.