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Fifth of employers plan to add workers
Canadian employers expect the hiring climate to hold steady in the second quarter, dipping slightly from the previous quarter, according to an employment survey by Manpower Inc.
The poll of 1,900 employers from various sectors found that 20 per cent plan to hire workers in the three-month period from April to June.
Five per cent said they anticipate cutbacks to hiring, while 75 per cent said they will keep existing staffing levels.
Overall, the poll found that the net employment outlook was 12 per cent, a small decline of one percentage point from the first quarter of 2013.
The boom has slowed, but the province is still growing
The smell of smoked meat wafts through Jack Keaton’s BBQ & Grill.
For diners in the northwest Regina restaurant, it’s mouthwatering. For chef and owner Brett Huber, it’s a dream come full circle.
“When I was growing up, all I wanted to do was get out of here, but now that I’m back it’s like this is where I want to be,” he said.
Huber was born and raised in Regina. He moved to Vancouver when he was 24 for culinary school and worked around British Columbia, as well as in England.
But home was calling.
“I wanted to start a family and I wanted to basically start a restaurant.”
Huber and wife, Kristi, moved to Regina in 2007 — about the time Saskatchewan became the “it” province, the place to be in Canada.
People from every part of the country were flocking in. Statistics Canada figures showed at the time that Saskatchewan’s population growth in 2007-08 was the strongest since the early 1970s. For the first time, the province led the pack when it came to interprovincial migration.
University and college students rank where they want to be employed
Students believe working for the government is their best option, according to a survey released last week. The 2010 Canada’s Top Campus Employers Report, produced by firms DECODE and Brainstorm Consulting, surveyed 27, 000 university and college students, asking them to select from a list which employers they would like to work for. They were also invited to write in employers not listed. Fourteen of the 25 top employers selected were governments, of all levels, government related agencies, and non-profit organizations.
Graham Donald, one of the reports co-authors, says that the choices reflect a desire among young people to do meaningful and interesting work. However, the relative stability and high pay, of government jobs is also a factor. The report found that 57 per cent of respondents were looking for job security and the prospect of staying with a company or organization for life.
The top employers are listed below:
1 Government of Canada
2 Provincial Government
4 Health Canada
6 The Hospital for Sick Children
7 Municipal Government
8 Air Canada
9 Canadian Cancer Society
10 Big Brothers Big Sisters
12 David Suzuki Foundation
14 Canadian Institute for Health Information
15 University Health Network
16 Public Service Commission
19 Research In Motion (RIM) / Blackberry
21 Canadian Forces
22 Bank of Canada
25 Electronic Arts