Manpower’s quarterly jobs outlook for central Ohio this fall is much weaker than during the same period last year.
Blame the coronavirus pandemic and the damage it has done to the economy.
The survey, released Tuesday, shows that 15% of employers expect to hire in the final three months of 2020, while 10% say they’ll cut staff. Of the rest, 72% will keep staffing where it is and 3% are unsure.
The five-point spread between hiring and firing is 26 points below where it was a year ago, when central Ohio had the strongest hiring outlook in the country among the 100 biggest metro areas and the weakest outlook among Ohio’s big metro areas.
Dayton has the strongest outlook with a