Mild job growth comes to York Region: survey - Via Aurora Banner

Thursday Jun 23rd, 2016


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If you’ve been looking for a job in York Region, your prospects are looking up.

The region should expect a mild hiring climate for the third quarter of 2016, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook survey.

Ten per cent of employers are looking to hit new staff between July and September and none plan to cut employees, according to Maple Kyriacou, of Manpower’s York office.

The vast majority — 90 per cent — plan to maintain current staffing levels.

Nationally, employment gains are also expected to be modest in the third quarter, Darlene Minatel, vice-president of Manpower Canada’s operations and strategic accounts.

“However, we are seeing some bright spots,” she said in a statement.

“The Canadian dollar’s prolonged low has been good news for the manufacturing industry. Increased demand for Canadian exports is a big reason the manufacturing-durables sector is expecting the largest quarterly employment growth of any sector for Q3 (the third quarter).”

The public administration sector is also expected to see strong growth, according to the survey.

Overall, the survey of 1,900 employers across Canada revealed 16 per cent plan to hire workers from July to September, while 5 per cent expect cutbacks.

About 78 per cent expect their staffing levels to remain the same, while 1 per cent were unsure about their hiring intentions.

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