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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
Labourers
Trades/Apprentices
Managers/Coordinators/Supervisors
Technicians
Office Administration
Sales/Estimators

Top Competencies Employers Were Seeking
Work Ethic
Self Motivated
Technical Skills
Teamwork
Customer Service


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You can help find your future workforce. The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin invites you to discuss how low carbon legislation and building techniques will impact your workforce in the next 2-5 years. Your input will be used to find new ways to promote construction careers and skills training to youth aged 15-24 including indigenous youth and young women.

You can be a part of this project to develop future workers for your industry.


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