Wisconsin businesses say they continue to need workers, but some businesses say they’re going to need less of them.
The latest survey from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce says just under half of business owners in the state expect to add workers in the next six months. That’s down from 68-percent of businesses last year, and 79-percent two years ago. WMC’s Kurt Bauer said the hiring slowdown is a predictor of a larger economic slowdown in the state. As far as Wisconsin’s economy, the survey says just 39-percent of business owners think the state’s economy is strong. Less than half that number, 16-percent, say the same thing about the national economy.