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Manufacturing companies report the biggest growth in hiring plans, up +7% from Q2 2017, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.


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Manufacturing companies report the biggest growth in hiring plans, up +7% from Q2 2017, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

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Latest: U.S. Labor Market Tightens, Demand For Skilled Workers Continues - Manufacturing companies report the biggest growth in hiring plans, up +7% from Q2 2017, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

U.S. Labor Market Tightens, Demand For Skilled Workers Continues

Manufacturing companies report the biggest growth in hiring plans, up +7% from Q2 2017, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

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