Employers expecting more hirings

The confidence of Greek employers in the country’s economy has been getting stronger for an eighth consecutive quarter, according to the quarterly survey by Manpower on employment prospects for the July-September 2014 period.

The estimates of employers on the course of hirings are positive for eight out of the nine economic sectors and are the strongest recorded since the last quarter of 2008. The index of employment prospects, meanwhile, were up to +8 percent for the next quarter from +5 percent for the current quarter. These figures are seasonally adjusted to account for the uneven increase in hirings for tourism.

The survey, which is based on the responses of 750 employers from the private and broader public sector, found that manufacturing is the sector that is showing the best prospects for hirings this summer (+17 percent).