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Impact of the Ukraine crisis is not reflected in employer hiring 

According to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, strong hiring optimism has continued into the second quarter of 2022. The survey of 41,000 employers showed that employers in 36 of 40 countries reported stronger hiring intentions than this time last year with the greatest demand in IT, finance, and manufacturing. The demand for skilled workers has remained at a record high as employers continue to look to attract and retain the best, diverse talent while embracing the post-pandemic era. 

The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey is the most comprehensive, forward-looking employment survey of its kind, used globally as a key economic indicator. The Net Employment Outlook is derived by taking the percentage of employers anticipating an increase in hiring activity and subtracting from this the percentage of employers expecting a decrease in hiring activity. 

Jonas Prising, CEO and Chairman of ManpowerGroup commented: “Labour markets around the world are looking strong for Q2, with hiring outlooks back at pre-pandemic levels in most countries. Any impact of the Ukraine crisis is not reflected in employer hiring intentions. While Poland and neighbouring countries are dealing with the humanitarian crisis, we must be poised to help resettlement and employment efforts for refugees, adapting roles and requirements to fill vacancies and create new opportunities.” 

Jonas continued: “At ManpowerGroup we are working fast to leverage our experience integrating refugees into labour markets from other countries – for example from Syria to Germany, Afghanistan to U.S. – and to adapt and scale reskilling and upskilling programmes specifically targeted to this population. Now is the time for collaboration between employers and governments to make it as fast and simple as possible to integrate refugees into the workforce so they can earn a living, contribute to society, and most importantly feel welcomed in their new surroundings.” 

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