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Survey: Cedar Rapids a hiring hot spot


CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Despite rising unemployment nationwide, a survey released Tuesday predicts Iowa's job market will be better -- especially in the Cedar Rapids area.

Manpower Incorporated's quarterly employment outlook shows 22% of companies surveyed in Cedar Rapids plan to hire workers over the next three months. Only 8% plan cuts. That makes Cedar Rapids the 9th best hiring spot in the country, out of more than 200 metro's nationwide.

Across the Midwest, Manpower predicts a 2% increase in overall employment. The biggest growth coming in leisure and hospitality jobs and professional and business services.

Click here to see the entire Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

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