Hiring trends in Bruce County

Hiring trends in Bruce County

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EmployerOne recently released survey results from their 2017 Employer survey of over 250 employers in the Four County area. These results include information on the top four employment sectors in the area and a report on Bruce County. We’ve compiled some of the most interesting facts and stats here to help you get a better sense of your local labour market.

For more information on these survey results, visit The Four County Labour Market Planning Board .

For help with your job search in Bruce County, contact us today.

Bruce County

Overview

  • 121 employers surveyed
  • 69% of employers hired in 2016
  • 66% of employers plan to hire in 2017

The workforce

  • 76% of the workforce is full-time
  • 18% of the workforce is seasonal or contract
  • 8% of the workforce is under 25
  • 14% of the workforce in over 55
  • 69% of employers rate the availability of skilled workers as “fair to poor”
  • Top three positions filled in 2016: Labourers; Sales; Cook/chef

Hiring

  • 81 employers filled 455 positions
  • 53% of filled positions were seasonal
  • 23% of filled positions were full-time
  • Top 3 recruitment methods: Word of mouth; Online job boards; social media

Retention

  • 67 employers experienced 414 separations
  • 54% of separations were layoffs
  • 29% of separations were quits

Training

  • 68% of employers supported ongoing training in 2016
  • Top 3 barriers to supporting ongoing training: Relevant training not offered locally; Cost; Loss of productivity during training time

Retail

Overview

  • 116 employers surveyed
  • 56% of employers hired in 2016
  • 48% of employers plan to hire in 2017

The workforce

  • 54% of the workforce is full-time
  • 8% of the workforce is seasonal or contract
  • 27% of the workforce is under 25
  • 26% of the workforce in over 55
  • 60% of employers rate the availability of skilled workers as “fair to poor”
  • Top three positions filled in 2016: Sales Associate; Retail Clerk; Customer Service

Hiring

  • 64 employers filled 354 positions
  • 43% of filled positions were part-time
  • 31% of filled positions were full-time
  • 22% of filled positions were seasonal
  • Top 3 recruitment methods: Word of mouth; Online job boards; social media

Retention

  • 51 employers experienced 280 separations
  • 50% of separations were quits
  • 21% of separations were layoffs

Training

  • 63% of employers supported ongoing training in 2016
  • Top 3 barriers to supporting ongoing training: Cost; Relevant training not offered locally; Loss of productivity during training time

Agriculture

Overview

  • 53 employers surveyed
  • 73% of employers hired in 2016
  • 72% of employers plan to hire in 2017

The workforce

  • 65% of the workforce is full-time
  • 22% of the workforce is seasonal or contract
  • 17% of the workforce is under 25
  • 26% of the workforce in over 55
  • 78% of employers rate the availability of skilled workers as “fair to poor”
  • Top three positions filled in 2016: Labourer; Sales; Customer service

Hiring

  • 38 employers filled 131 positions
  • 44% of filled positions were full-time
  • 34% of filled positions were seasonal
  • Top 3 recruitment methods: Word of mouth; Online job boards; Social media

Retention

  • 33 employers experienced 99 separations
  • 44% of separations were quits
  • 22% of separations were layoffs

Training

  • 73% of employers supported ongoing training in 2016
  • Top 4 barriers to supporting ongoing training: Not aware of existing training program; Cost; Loss of productivity during training time; Relevant training not offered locally

Healthcare

Overview

  • 49 employers surveyed
  • 77% of employers hired in 2016
  • 59% of employers plan to hire in 2017

The workforce

  • 56% of the workforce is full-time
  • 2% of the workforce is seasonal or contract
  • 11% of the workforce is under 25
  • 22% of the workforce in over 55
  • 50% of employers rate the availability of skilled workers as “fair to poor”
  • Top three positions filled in 2016: Registered nurse / Registered Practical Nurse; Personal Support Worker; Office Assistant

Hiring

  • 37 employers filled 377 positions
  • 71% of filled positions were part-time
  • 22% of filled positions were full-time
  • Top 3 recruitment methods: Word of mouth; Online job boards; Company website

Retention

  • 31 employers experienced 359 separations
  • 52% of separations were quits
  • 24% of separations were retirements

Training

  • 84% of employers supported ongoing training in 2016
  • Top 3 barriers to supporting ongoing training: Cost; Distance to training facility; Relevant training not offered locally

Construction

Overview

  • 49 Employers surveyed
  • 88% of employers hired in 2016
  • 78% of employers plan to hire in 2017

The workforce

  • 69% of the workforce is full-time
  • 28% of the workforce is seasonal or contract
  • 19% of the workforce is under 25
  • 16% of the workforce in over 55
  • 82% of employers rate the availability of skilled workers as “fair to poor”
  • Top three positions filled in 2016: Labourer; Truck driver; Office assistant

Hiring

  • 43 employers filled 264 positions
  • 59% of filled positions were seasonal
  • 37% of filled positions were full-time
  • Top 3 recruitment methods: Word of mouth; Online job boards; Newspaper ads

Retention

  • 39 employers experienced 311 separations
  • 61% of separations were layoffs
  • 26% of separations were quits

Training

  • 86% of employers supported ongoing training in 2016
  • Top 3 barriers to supporting ongoing training: Loss of productivity during training time; Cost; Relevant training not offered locally

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