Central Ohio jobs to continue steady rise, survey says
The outlook for central Ohio for the July-to-September quarter isn’t as sunny as for most other metro areas in Ohio and the state as a whole.
Cleveland had the best outlook among the metro areas, with 24 percent of employers saying they will add jobs while just 1 percent say they will reduce staffing. Toledo, Cincinnati and Dayton also posted better outlooks than Columbus.
That doesn’t necessarily mean there’s something amiss in central Ohio, though.
“I’m excited to see the rest of the state catching up,” she said.
Manpower’s report said the best job prospects in central Ohio for the summer are in construction, finance, professional and business services, and leisure and hospitality.
Hiring in manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade is expected to be about flat, and employers in private education and health care are expected to reduce staffing in the quarter.