Employers plan to continue adding new hires through the second quarter of 2006, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, conducted quarterly by Manpower Inc.

"The U.S. job market has been growing at a safe, incremental pace in recent years, and Manpower's survey data highlights the comfort zone that has emerged from this climate," said chairman and chief executive Jeffrey A. Joerres, in a statement. "Employers have reported similar levels of hiring for nine quarters now, which tells us that they are not willing to throw off the equilibrium with radical shifts in hiring."

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