New Survey Reveals Who's Hiring - By Sector and Department

Industrial Sector Expects Most Hiring Production and Sales Top List of Departments

TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - May 18, 2016) - Express Employment Professionals today released new survey results revealing which sectors and departments are planning to the most hiring in the second quarter of 2016.

The findings come from a survey of 390 businesses. Respondents were asked to report the number of hires they planned to make in each sector and department. They were also asked to report the number of positions they planned to eliminate.

The top three sectors for new hires were industrial (46% of those reported), administrative (13%) and engineering (10%). Respondents reported plans to eliminate positions in industrial and accounting and finance.

Meanwhile, the top three departments were production (36%), sales (30%), and logistics (9%). No hiring was planned for accounting, human resources, legal or risk. The only department in which respondents reported plans to eliminate positions was accounting.

Full results are below.

"If you're looking for a job right now, it appears to be a good time to be looking in the industrial sector or for a position in production or sales," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express. "You may have a harder time if you're hoping to land a job in accounting or HR.

"These are encouraging results in some way. Respondents seem to believe that they don't expect production or sales to slow down in the second quarter. Given the sluggish recovery and concerns about the future, that's at least one promising sign."

The survey of 390 businesses, which are current and former clients of Express Employment Professionals, was conducted in the first quarter of 2016.

If you would like to arrange for an interview with Bob Funk to discuss this topic, please contact Kellie Major at (613) 222-7488.

About Robert A. Funk

Robert A. "Bob" Funk is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the international staffing company has franchises in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Under his leadership, Express has put more than 6 million people to work worldwide. Funk served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and was also the Chairman of the Conference of Chairmen of the Federal Reserve.

About Express Employment Professionals and Express in Canada

Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $3.02 billion in sales and employed a record 500,002 people in 2015. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually. Express launched in Canada in July 1996, with a franchise in London, Ontario, and since then, has expanded and grown across Canada significantly. There are currently 37 Express franchises in Canada – six in British Columbia, five in Alberta, two in Saskatchewan, 23 in Ontario and one in Nova Scotia.

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SOURCE Express Employment Professionals

Media Contacts:

Kellie Major

Sherry Kast



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