The survey spoke to a representative sample of 662 employers in Hong Kong. All survey participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of June 2018 as compared to the current quarter?” 21% of employers forecast an increase in staffing levels, 5% anticipate a decrease and 72% expecting no change, says the report.
Across APACStaffing levels are expected to grow in all eight Asia Pacific countries and territories surveyed for the April-June period, i.e. Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan.
The strongest regional labour market in the upcoming quarter is forecast by Taiwanese employers, followed by Japan. For the third consecutive quarter, the most cautious outlook is reported in China.
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