Grand Rapids Ranks No. 2 in US for Spring Jobs Outlook

Jobs Forecast Looks Promising

Grand Rapids Employment ReportGrand Rapids was given a pat on the back with respect to Spring Employment. To the tune of #2 in the Nation! You have to be happy with that. The real estate market is definitely moving right along with homes and condos that are priced right, basically getting sold very quickly. 2014 is looking good!


“The employment outlook for the Grand Rapids market this spring is among the brightest in the nation.

The Grand Rapids and Wyoming market ranks second in the nation, in a five-way tie, for employer hiring expectations for the second quarter, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released yesterday.

Area reputation

“We are certainly in a growth trend, due to many pieces that got us to this point,” said Becca Dernberger, Manpower, VP and general manager for the northeast division.

She went on say the overall environment and culture in West Michigan are contributing factors.

“I think it has a strong reputation for having a strong workforce and strong employers,” Dernberger said. “I think from there you look at what economic development organizations are doing, what our chamber of commerce are doing, our Pure Michigan campaign.

“Many different people are engaged in showcasing West Michigan as a premier place to work and live, and I think all of those things are really having an impact.”

The report by Manpower, an employee recruiting company based in Milwaukee, is based on a survey of more than 18,000 employers across the U.S. and their hiring expectations for this April to June.”

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