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The Niagara Frontier job market is expected to be unsteady during the first quarter of 1991, according to a survey by Manpower Inc.

The temporary help agency's hiring forecast found that 20 percent of the firms surveyed expect to reduce the size of their work force, while 13 percent plan to add employees. The remaining 67 percent of the firms do not expect any change.

Still, the latest outlook is a slight improvement from the forecast a year earlier, when just 3 percent of the firms expected to add jobs and 30 percent predicted staff reductions, Manpower said.

The services, construction and durable goods manufacturing sectors are expected to provide the most job opportunities during the first quarter, while the wholesale and retail trade sectors are expected to be weaker.

Nationally, the Milwaukee-based temporary employment agency said 16 percent of the 15,000 companies it surveyed plan to reduce their work force, while 15 percent plan to expand.

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