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Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
More than 75 per cent of Construction employers are experiencing hiring difficulties and skill shortages.
The industry in Alberta continues to grow as developments continue to be approved and new buildings open, creating demand for construction project managers with experience in large-scale developments, as well as facilities managers with more than five years of experience.
With more than 90 per cent of employers saying they expect staffing levels to either increase or remain stable in 2015, the tight market shows no sign of slowing. Employer are getting creative with attracting candidates, such as an increase in performance-related pay or bonuses in British Columbia. If this proves successful in attracting and retaining top talent this trend will likely spread to other areas.
However, in the long term the industry must partner with colleges and universities to promote construction and property as a high-potential career choice, and employers need to provide entry-level opportunities to create a long term talent pipeline.