June 17, 2004

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Hot summer for job seekers: Survey finds 3Q hiring plans to keep pace with those of the second quarter; outlook is best in West. (CNN/Money, 6/15/04)

From July through September, the pace of hiring in the United States is projected to be as strong as it is in the second quarter.

That's the finding of a survey of 16,000 U.S. employers released Tuesday by Milwaukee-based temporary staffing company Manpower Inc.

"In our second quarter survey, U.S. employers reported the strongest employment outlook since early 2001. The fact that employers expect to hire at the same pace in the third quarter suggests that they continue to feel confident," said Manpower's CEO Jeffrey A. Joerres in a statement.

There's a plaintive quality to John Kerry's tv ads in which he cites fewer and fewer lost jobs each month. The main question is how many jobs will the Bush administration have created in its first term?--despite inheriting a slow down and 9-11.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 17, 2004 9:13 AM

In kerry's ads he states "I don't like the direction the countries going in."

He was saying that in 1970 too. I wonder how often in between as well?

Posted by: Genecis at June 17, 2004 10:29 AM

Bush should produce an ad with Kerry's own ads showing the decline in job losses.

Posted by: Jana at June 17, 2004 1:58 PM

Similar to Jana - just saw a Bush ad noting 1.4 million jobs since August. He'll have to update this number monthly at this rate.

Posted by: AWW at June 17, 2004 10:16 PM