Manpower says researchers polled companies across the country to come up with the statistics.
It says from July to September, 15 percent of the companies who responded plan to hire more employees, while 13 percent expect to cut staff. Another 66 percent expect to maintain their current staff levels and 6 percent are not certain of their hiring plans. Manpower said the data gives Raleigh-Cary a net employment outlook of just 2 percent.
Compare that to the national average which Manpower says sits at 8 percent.
"Employers expect much weaker employment prospects compared with one year ago when the Net Employment Outlook was 14%," said spokesperson Sam Rossa of the Raleigh- Cary numbers in a news release.
To get its data, Manpower did interviews with 18,000 employers in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. More at http://press.manpower.com.