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Jobs in Maryland are growing

According to a new survey from Manpower, jobs in Maryland are experiencing significant growth, especially in the Baltimore area.

Recently ManpowerGroup surveyed more than 18,000 employers in 100 metropolitan areas to find out who’s hiring, who’s firing and who plans to maintain their current staff levels in the fourth quarter of 2011, October through December.

In Baltimore-Townson, twenty percent of that metro area’s hiring managers anticipate a bright fourth quarter.

Seven percent expect to terminate workers, 71 percent anticipate no change and 2 percent are uncertain.

According to MSNBC, which covered the survey, this yields a net employment outlook of 13 percent and positions the Maryland metropolis as the third best place for finding a job this fall. Greensboro-High Point, N.C., St. Louis and Tulsa enjoy the same rank.

Nationwide, however, the numbers were not so positive. Las Vegas jobs are sinking, and overall, job growth isn’t what it should be.

“The numbers are not going in the right direction this quarter, and they are not as robust as we would have liked them to be,” says Melanie Holmes, a vice president at ManpowerGroup. “Employers are hesitant about hiring in this economic climate. They are remaining guarded, and that is reflected in these results.”