Forbes Ranks Toledo No. 7 in List of Best Cities for Jobs This SummerWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Toledo metropolitan area ranked No. 7 in Forbes Magazine list of metropolitan areas with the most optimistic forecast for hiring this summer.
Toledo tied with Lancaster, Penn. as being ranked in seventh place by Forbes according to a survey done by the employment services firm ManpowerGroup.
The group surveyed more than 18,000 employers in 100 metropolitan areas to find out who’s hiring, who’s firing and who plans to maintain their current staff levels in the third quarter of 2011, Of the surveyed employers, 20 percent anticipate an increase in staffing levels in their second quarter hiring plans, while 8 percent expect a decrease in payrolls. The difference between those numbers gives you what ManpowerGroup calls a net employment outlook of 12 percent–or 8 percent when seasonally adjusted, which is still up from 6 percent for the same period last year, according to a press release from Destination Toledo.
Toledo has a net employment outlook of 20 percent according to ManpowerGroup.
The metropolitan area with the most optimistic forecast of all for hiring this summer is Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan with a net employment outlook of 24 percent. The Grand Rapids-Wyoming Metropolitan area consists of four counties in western Michigan which includes the cities of Grand Rapids and Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, area had a population of 774,160 that is made up of Barry, Ionia, Kent, and Newaygo counties.
Forbes ranked Toledo as the No. 12 of 20 U.S. cities on its “America’s Most Miserable Cities” Feb.2 list.
The Best And Worst Cities For Jobs This Summer by Forbes writer Jacquelyn Smith.
Previous coverage: Forbes names Toledo a ‘most miserable city’