"Hiring Outlook Improves in Major Economies: Manpower (RTT News) Employment prospects improved across most of the major economies, while employers in the U.S. said they expect recruitment activity to remain relatively stable during the September quarter, a leading survey revealed on Tuesday. ManpowerGroup Inc said in its latest survey that the employers in the emerging markets of India and Brazil continued to report the strongest hiring intentions globally, while the German employers reported their most optimistic hiring expectations in four years. Overall hiring plans for Italy and the U.K. remain subdued, while results for Canada and France are above the historical average. Hiring intentions remained below pre-recession levels in Japan and the U.S. The year-over-year improvements across all major geographies are good news, ManpowerGroup CEO chairman Jeffrey A. Joerres said. Additionally, the emerging markets continue their optimism. "This is not to say that companies are not remaining somewhat cautious, but they are steadily coming off the 'no change' fence," Joerres said. According to the Manpower report, third quarter hiring expectations are positive in 35 of 39 countries and territories, with net employment outlooks improving quarter-over-quarter in 20 countries and territories and in 24 compared to 12 months ago. Hiring plans for the next three months are strongest in India, Brazil, Taiwan, Turkey and Singapore, while those in Spain, Greece, Italy and Ireland are the weakest and only negative forecasts reported."