Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Indicates U.S. Hiring Pace is Still Sluggish

Milwaukee — June 9, 2009 — U.S. employers plan to keep their staffing levels relatively stable during the third quarter of 2009, according to the seasonally adjusted results of the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, conducted quarterly by employment services company Manpower Inc.

Based on additional data, the outlook for the second quarter of 2009 was revised to -2 percent, the same as Q3, to account for seasonal variations, according to Manpower, which releases the survey quarterly to measure employers' intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their workforce during the next quarter.