Anyone that has heard me discuss the local economy will attest to the fact that I always mention that Greenville South Carolina does not follow that national trend when it comes to real estate. What I tell people all the time is what makes Greenville and our market different is that we have jobs. That is what keeps the market going in the right direction.
My observations are confirmed in a survey by ManpowerGroup, an employment services group. Their survey stated that Greenville-Mauldin-Easley has the most optimistic forecast for hiring this spring.
The survey reveals that the metropolitan areas with the most optimistic forecast of all for hiring this spring are Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, S.C., and Knoxville, Tenn. Both regions enjoy a 24% net employment outlook, the percentage of employers that expect to add employees (26% and 25%, respectively) minus the percentage that expect to reduce their workforce (a mere 2% and 1%, respectively). Another 67% in Greenville-Mauldin-Easley said they anticipate no change, and 5% didn’t know. In Knoxville, 73% expect to maintain staff levels, while 1% of employers are uncertain about their hiring plans.
“Our area is strongly rooted in manufacturing, and we see an uptick in jobs coming from this sector,” says Ben Haskew, president and chief executive of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. “Within the past two weeks, many of our manufacturers participated in a job fair to attract new hires. We are especially strong in automotive and aviation.”
Greenville, the principal city of the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley metro area, once relied heavily on textile manufacturing. In fact, it was long known as the “Textile Capital of the World.” Today the city is better known for engineering and is home to more international manufacturing investment per capita than any other community in the U.S.
Some of the largest employers in Greenville-Mauldin-Easley include BMW, Michelin, GE, Fluor and Lockheed Martin—all of which have facilities or headquarters in the area.
“As a community, we are also fostering entrepreneurial growth by assisting start-ups with the resources they need to be successful,” Haskew says. “High-impact technology companies are being grown and attracted here as our talent pool in this area expands.”
The article was posted in Forbes.com
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