Charleston job market’s outlook 3rd-best in U.S. this summer, survey finds

The Post & Courier
Thad Moore
June 26, 2016

Charleston’s job market is one of the hottest in the nation, as nearly a third of the region’s companies say they plan to hire more people in the coming months.

Some 32 percent of Charleston-area employers plan to add staff in the third quarter, according to a recent survey by the human-resources consulting firm ManpowerGroup. Meantime, just 1 percent expect cutbacks.

That’s the third-best outlook for job growth among the nation’s 100 largest metro areas, the survey found. Only Albany, N.Y., and Richmond, Va., had brighter expectations.

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