Published: Jan 22, 2013 1:24 PM EST
Updated: Jan 22, 2013 1:29 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, FLla.- The employment services company Manpower just released a survey that says 27 percent of employers are expected to add staff!

Job prospects look best in manufacturing, retail, the finance industry, hospitality and government services.The Cape Coral and Fort Myers area is expected to be the strongest job market in the nation for the first quarter of 2013.

The job market does typically peak here in the winter because there are more residents and tourists, but this year Manpower says six percent more employers say they plan to hire.

The unemployment rate for Cape Coral and Fort Myers is at the lowest it's been in five years at eight percent.