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Posted on Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
The hot IT market shows no sign of slowing, and not all of the growth is in Toronto and Vancouver. Fast growth in the sector is driving demand for skilled IT developers in Calgary. Alberta is known for high salaries and fast-tracked careers, and there are opportunities beyond natural resources or construction.
Posted by Jim Fearon, Hays VP, on Thursday, Feb 26, 2015
The recent fall in global oil prices is challenging industry employers to reduce costs while still having the right skills in place to deliver projects. What can other industries learn from Oil and Gas employers about balancing competing needs and creating and maintaining a sustainable workforce?
Posted Jackie Burns, Hays VP, on Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
The mining industry downturn has made resource and mining employers more conservative in their expectations for growth in 2015, but a third of employers still expect staff levels to increase this year - if they can find the skilled workers they need.
Employers are facing significant difficulties finding the specific skills they need, especially for tradespeople such as millwrights, mechanics and electricians.
Posted Travis O'Rourke, Director of IT, Hays Canada on Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
High demand for experienced IT professionals shows no sign of slowing as almost three-quarters of employers expect business activity to increase in 2015. Looking ahead, the market offers no easy or quick solutions for IT employers looking for talent. The need to be flexible and aware of the competition is key. Key areas of demand are mobile, web, database and software development, all of which drive business growth. Employers are especially hard-pressed to find qualified candidates with expertise in mobile, cloud, analytics and security.
Posted Jim Fearon, Hays VP on Thursday, Feb 19, 2015