ST. JOHN'S, Jan. 20, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Over the next three years, we are forecasting almost 7,900 hires across our operations across Canada and in the US. The forecast is the result of retirements, anticipated business growth, and normal workforce turnover. Watch our hiring forecast video to find out more.
"When we look at our three-year forecast from 2016-2018, 89% of the positions we need to fill are in the Atlantic provinces," said Jeff Green, Director of Talent Recruitment with JDI. "65% of those jobs are within New Brunswick and Nova Scotia alone."
Across our organization, the operations with the highest job opportunities include retail business, manufacturing operations, shipbuilding, supply chain, logistics, and engineering.
As we recruit the workforce of the future, we are also working with great partners - local universities and community colleges. We're reaching out with co-op programs, case competitions, equipment donations, scholarships, and paid internships.
The JDI team will welcome over 2,000 paid internship and co-op work terms between 2016 and 2018 – that's over 650 students each year!
In 2015, we hired 4,239 people across our operations; this includes over 100 new university and college graduates from the class of 2015. 60 of these new graduates work in our New Brunswick operations.
SOURCE J.D. Irving, Limited
For further information: Mary Keith, Vice President, Communications, J.D. Irving, Limited, Office: 506.632-5122, Cell: 506.650-8209, [email protected]