Among manufacturing and service-sector companies, about three in 10 expect to hire workers in October, according to the Leading Indicators of National Employment report from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Specifically, the report reveals that service-sector hiring is projected to grow by a net of 4.9 points while manufacturing-sector hiring is estimated to rise by a net of 4.2 points from October 2011 to October 2012.

Of respondents from the manufacturing sector, 49.8 percent report that they have plans to hire workers, and 15.2 percent anticipate work force reductions for a positive net of 34.6 percent. The other 35 percent say they expect their work force numbers to remain the same.

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