Recently released stats from the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin show that 74% of area construction companies had difficulty hiring this past
year. That’s up from 59% in 2016. These companies have indicated that not enough applicants, lack of work experience, lack of technical skills and lack of qualifications are the top four reasons behind their difficulty hiring. See the top positions hired and the top competencies sought below:
Top Positions Hired in 2017
Top Competencies Employers Were Seeking
More stats are available on our Construction Sector Workforce Insights 2018. The Workforce Planning Board is working with local industry representation on more detailed research into employment in the industry.