According to a Manpower survey, Iowa has the third best employment outlook in the country. The ranking came from a nationwide survey of employers for the upcoming third quarter, July through September. Alaska was first followed by North Dakota in the rankings.
Based on the survey, 25% of Iowa companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, and only 6% claimed they would reduce their workforce. There were 66% of the employers that said they would maintain their current workforce numbers.
Job prospects in Iowa appeared to be best in durable and nondurable goods manufacturing, transportation and utilities, information, financial activities, professional and business services, leisure, and hospitality. Employers in education, health services, and government plan to reduce staffing levels.