DENVER (CBS4) – More jobs are coming to Colorado after the turn of the year. Manpower, a global staffing agency, just released a survey after interviewing businesses across the state about their hiring plans.

The results of the survey show that many employers plan to hire at a steady place during the first quarter of next year.

The survey showed that statewide about 16 percent of companies in Colorado plan to hire more employees, 8 percent plan to reduce payrolls, and 71 percent plan to maintain the staff they currently have.

In the Denver-Aurora area 16 percent of companies surveyed plan to hire more people, 9 percent plan to reduce their workforce, and 70 percent plan to maintain their current staffing levels.

DaVita, which provides kidney care services for people who have failing kidneys, recently moved its national headquarters to Denver and talked about why it’s able to hire and grow.

“Just as people have aged some of those chronic diseases have grown and the dialysis business tends to grow with it. So nationally, that’s what’s driving our growth, and here in Colorado, again, as we’re growing into our skin and growing this as our corporate headquarters; we are seeing even higher growth here in Colorado,” said Rebecca Steinfort, DaVita Chief Marketing Officer.

Analysts say that health care and education are the two most recession-proof industries right now.

The health care industry will get stronger as baby boomers are slowly reaching retirement age and will become more reliant on health care in the near future.


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