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Top 5 Key Sectors With High Demand For Hiring In 2023 (New Survey)

Some industries have proved resilient to external factors and will continue to hire skilled staff in 2023. At the same time, others are reconsidering their strategy and reducing the number of their employees. The IT industry, for example, is seeing the future with optimism. According to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, it is the number one industry that is planning to hire new staff in the first quarter of 2023. The same optimism in the IT industry extends to financials, real estate, energy, and utilities. Of course, large organizations are keener on hiring new staff, while smaller ones think twice about it.
Keeping an overall eye on employers’ intentions globally in the first quarter of 2023, we see some interesting facts. 41% of them have put their strategy in place concerning proceeding with new hires. Meanwhile, 18% of employers globally will reduce the number of their employees. At the same time, 38% of employers plan to make no changes in their workforce, and lastly, 3% seem to be indecisive.
Are you curious about how hiring trends will unfold in each country in the first quarter of 2023? Well, employers in Canada, Australia, and India are in the top three concerning the larger number of hires planned. Follow France, China, Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Germany. At the bottom of the list, we find four countries. These are Greece, Slovakia, Spain, and the Czech Republic.
Employers in the IT industry reported a 35% willingness to make new hires in the first quarter of 2023. As it was mentioned above, the IT industry is the first in line to make new hires in the first quarter of 2023. Employers in the financial and real estate sectors reported a 28% willingness to make new hires in the first quarter of 2023. Follow energy and utilities (26%), health care and life sciences (23%), and industrials and materials (22%). The last three positions on the list are transportation, logistics, and automotive (21%), communication services (19%), and consumer goods and services (19%).
Small companies are not willing to hire people from January to March because they cannot afford the extra costs. Businesses with fewer than ten employees reported a 13% willingness to increase their staff. In companies with 10 to 49 employees, the willingness rises to 19%, while in medium-sized businesses (50–249 employees), it rises even higher to 23%. When it comes to large companies with more than 250 employees, the willingness to hire new staff reaches 29%.
In general, in all regions in North, Central, and South America, companies face employment with a positive eye, considering making new hires in the first quarter of 2023. In Panama, hiring managers are more confident (+39%) than in any other region of America. Although hiring managers keep an eye on new staff, they state that they can’t find the skills required in prospective employees.

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Maria Gourtsilidou
Maria Gourtsilidou is Senior Editor of Research and Data Analytics at the CEOWORLD magazine. She is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase the company’s products and services, and fostering knowledge sharing between CEOWORLD magazine and client organizations. She studied Public Administration (Economics Of The Public Sector) in Greece and holds a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from the Panteion University of Political & Social Studies. Follow Maria Gourtsilidou on Twitter. Write at maria-gourtsilidou@ceoworld.biz.