Stats Canada released the latest unemployment numbers and Unemployment (unadjusted) in Kitchener Waterloo Cambridge increased to 11.1% in May from 8.3% in April, and Guelph’s increased to 13.3% compared to 8.8% in April. In May of 2019, Kitchener Waterloo Cambridge had an unemployment rate of 5.2% and Guelph was sitting at 4.9%. The good news is online job postings for Waterloo Wellington Dufferin also increased last month, providing opportunities for jobseekers. According to findyourjob.ca, there was a 55% increase in online job postings in May when compared with April of 2020. There were over 4,300 jobs posted in May of 2020 compared to just under 2,800 in April. The number of new job postings also increased substantially last month. May of 2020 saw 2,424 new postings compared to 1,786 in April.
“As a larger amount of businesses start to reopen or see an opportunity to start ramping up, we will start to see more postings come on-line and demand for workers increase,” says Workforce Planning Board Executive Director Charlene Hofbauer. “This is an opportunity for those who are unemployed to prepare themselves for the opportunities whether through training or understanding how they can safely return to the workplace.”
Grand River Hospital was the top employer posting in our area last month with a total of 72 postings.The top three jobs posted were Home Support Workers (264 postings), Retail Salespersons (224 postings) and Material Handlers (192 postings).
This job demand information is part of the findyourjob.ca job demand report for May 2020.click here.Findyourjob.ca pulls local job postings from a variety of provincial, national and local sites and collects them all in one place. The Findyourjob.ca Job Demand Report compiles data from these postings to find the top employers, occupations and more. To see more of the findings from the Findyourjob.ca Job Demand Report for May 2020
To see how the posted jobs compare with job seeker interest you can check out our job search report for May of 2020 by clicking here.
If you are looking for more localized job demand data, please let us know. To arrange an interview with Charlene Hofbauer or any of the findyourjob.ca partner organizations, please contact Jeremy Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell number 226-338-6259. A list of the partner organizations for findyourjob.ca is below:
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