Manpower Survey Puts Topeka Job Growth Flat

Around seven in ten Topeka employers expect to maintain their current staff levels heading into next year. That's according to the new Manpower Employment Outlook survey.

About an eighth of Topeka employers are planning to eliminate jobs in the first quarter of 2009 while nearly the same number are hoping to hire more.

Those numbers are slightly less than the national average, where 16 percent of employers want to add jobs, mainly in manufacturing and financial activities. Nationally, 13 percent expect to cut staff.

Wichita is expected to have one of the best growth rates in the country, with 17-percent expected to hire more workers.

Further informationon the survey is available from Manpower's web site at the link below.