In October, more than two out of five manufacturing and service-sector companies will add jobs, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for October 2015.
Hiring rates will be steady in October. A net of 45.3 percent of manufacturers and service-sector companies will add jobs in October.
Recruiting difficulty rose in September. For the 17th straight month, difficulty in recruiting candidates for key jobs reached four-year highs in both sectors.
Pay rates improved for some new hires in September. The index for new-hire compensation rose in both sectors compared with a year ago.
The LINE Report examines four key areas: employers’ hiring expectations, new-hire
compensation, difficulty in recruiting toplevel talent and job vacancies. It is based on a
monthly survey of private-sector human resource professionals at more than 500 manufacturing and 500 service-sector companies. Together, these two sectors employ more than 90 percent of the nation’s private-sector workers.