Is Your Job Secure

An alarming number of East Texas businesses will soon be cutting their staff. According to this year's employment outlook survey, 27 percent of Tyler businesses anticipate a decrease in their workforce needs.

Only 20 percent see an increase in their future, while 53 percent say there will be no change. In Longview, outlook is a little brighter, with 13 percent seeing losses, 10 percent seeing increases, and 77 percent seeing no change.

The survey from manpower incorporated, indicates most reductions will come from the transportation/public utility and wholesale/retail trades.