Vancouver miners are hiring: report

Vancouver miners will increase staffing by 10% in the third quarter of 2018, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey released today.

The outlook is not as strong as earlier this year. The forecast growth for 2018 is a four percentage point decrease from last quarter and an increase of one percentage point from the outlook reported during the same time last year.

The overall Vancouver employment market is expected to stay strong.

“Survey data reveals that 16 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (July to September), while two per cent anticipate cutbacks,” stated Richard Plumb of Manpower’s Vancouver office.

"Another 80 per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter, while the remaining two per cent are unsure of their hiring intentions.

“With seasonal variations removed from the data, Vancouver’s third quarter Net Employment Outlook of 12 per cent is a nine percentage point decrease when compared to the previous quarterly Outlook,” said Stoltz. “It is also an increase of five percentage points from the Outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating a respectable hiring pace for the upcoming months.”

“Even though prospects are weaker in six of ten industry sectors compared to last quarter, we’re still seeing a positive hiring climate for most of the country,” said Darlene Minatel, Country Manager for ManpowerGroup Canada. “The numbers reflect a pattern of a labour market nearing capacity, with unemployment in some regions at record lows. For job seekers, this could mean larger wage gains in the quarter to come.”

Story written with material from ManpowerGroup 

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