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Mid-Columbia Job Forecast Shows Decline In Hiring

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - If you plan on looking for work in the next few months it may be a little harder to find a job.

A new survey by Manpower shows coming up this spring, less employers plan to hire new workers in the Yakima Valley and Tri-City areas.

Businesses planning to hire dropped 10% from the first quarter of the year, that's also down 3% from this same time in 2007.

A manpower representative said the our area is following a national decline, but it's a still a good place to find work.

"We're not making huge records in regards to growth, but we are not making huge declines either," said Tim Winters, Manpower, Branch Manager.  

The survey shows businesses looking to add jobs this spring include the service industry, construction, transportation, utilities, public administration, and insurance & finance companies.