Canadians have voted and named the Engineering and Construction sector
as the hottest sector in Canada
TORONTO, June 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Randstad Canada, the country's
leader for staffing, recruitment and HR Services, is pleased to
announce that Canadians have voted and named the Engineering and Construction sector as the hottest sector in Canada.
According to the results of a recent independent survey of 7,000
Canadians conducted by ICMA International and sponsored by Randstad
Canada, The Engineering and Construction sector (48 per cent) was voted
the most desirable of all sectors, with respondents ranking the sector
first for long-term job security and working atmosphere.
High Tech Manufacturing followed in second place (47.5%) ranking first for competitive salary,
interesting job content, career progression opportunities, good
training, work-life balance and strong management. While Transport and
Logistics (46.4%), Raw Materials (42.6%) and Services (41.9%) were also
listed as the most desirable sectors to work in by Canadians.
Mike Winterfield, President of Randstad Professionals says Randstad
Canada's internal data supports this vote. "Demand for employment
candidates among our clients in the Engineering and Construction sector
increased 18.43% in the first quarter of 2012 over Q1 2011. We have
also seen significant increases in demand in the Logistics and Services
sectors, respectively. We have also seen a substantial increase in
demand among our Manufacturing and Industrial clients," he says.
"This boost in the Engineering and Construction sector renders an
undeniable need for experienced and talented professionals to power up
the industry," says Winterfield. "But as the sector surges, skilled
workers will become harder to find."
According to Winterfield the Engineering and Construction sector faces
skills shortages in a number of areas. "We are seeing the greatest
demand in roles such as, Construction management, electrical estimator,
industrial designer and project manager," he says.
"In order for Engineering and Construction companies to compete in the
global marketplace they will need to recruit talented, highly skilled
professionals," says Winterfield. "Focusing on recruiting the kind of
talent that consistently brings the most value to an assignment is
crucial to a company's long-term growth. Companies with a talent
management strategy in place will be better equipped for the future and
improve their competitive advantage."
About Randstad Canada: Randstad Canada is the Canadian leader for staffing, recruitment and HR
Services. As the only fully integrated staffing company in the country,
we understand the recruitment needs and demands of employers and job
seekers across all levels and industries. Through our insightful
knowledge of local markets, employment trends and global network of
recruitment experts, we are shaping the Canadian world of work. Visit randstad.ca
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