Another 46% will maintain current staffing levels and 1% havenot finalized their projections, according to Phil Blair, presidentof the San Diego Manpower Inc. office. Blair added that labormarket was flourishing at the end of 2000, when 68% anticipatedadding workers and 15% intended to cut back.

The outlook was excellent three months ago, as 48% issuedrecruitment plans and 4% reported reductions were in order. In thefourth quarter, employment opportunities are expected inconstruction, transportation/public utilities, wholesale/retailtrade, finance/insurance/real estate, education and publicadministration. The outlook is mixed in durable and non-durablegoods manufacturing and services.

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