Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Quebec in hiring mode

Quebec companies are preparing to hire workers during the first months of the year, provides the College of Human Resources Advisors Chartered.
The College has conducted a survey of its members to feel the pulse of the job market in Quebec for the first quarter of the year. And it appears that Quebec is in hiring mode.
Specifically, 45.9% of respondents said their company was preparing to hire new workers, whether job creation or replacement of employees leaving for retirement.
In contrast, only 3.3% indicated that their company was considering reducing its workforce.
For the president and CEO of the College, Florent Francoeur, this is good news for Quebec's economy and good news for qualified employees that are more in demand.
For employers concerned, however, these statistics mean that it will be harder to recruit and that this additional need for skilled workers will lead to higher wages. Approximately 485 respondents participated in the consultation of the Order, giving a margin of error of 4.3%, 19 times out of 20. The consultation was conducted from January 20 to 26.
The College has 10,000 members, candidates and students.

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