Ahead of the US unemployment report for November due out Friday, December 5, 2003, Cyndy Fields, an Adecco vice president in the Baltimore market, said, "We have seen increases in orders for temporary workers across many industries.
Customer service, including inbound and outbound call centers, has shown encouraging activity, as have telecommunications retail sales.Of course, we've also seen increases in seasonal positions such as holiday delivery services and data entry for insurance companies conducting open enrollments.On the production side, we're seeing more activity in paper goods and personal care products." Fields
noted, "The Baltimore area is home to a wide variety of industries, and we're receiving orders from many of them.Because we serve a broad spectrum of companies, our increase in orders across the board causes us to be cautiously optimistic about the region's employment picture.Baltimore-area companies are watching their numbers closely, especially those that are service oriented, because the natural progression of economic growth means that service industries will see improvement later in the cycle.We're beginning to see that they are gaining confidence in the economy and are laying the groundwork for building their full-time workforce." Fields
is available for comment on the Baltimore job market as it relates to the US November unemployment data.She
can be reached through either of the contacts above.