The release of Q1 Manpower’s Employment Outlook Survey on Tuesday provided some very interesting information. The employment landscape in Canada and Alberta has been of much interest. The results are similar to what we saw in the Q4 2015 survey. At this time in Alberta there is a limited hiring expectation.
According to the MEOS results, the oil and gas sector is expecting to see reductions of staff, while we see a strong expectation in the areas wholesale and retail trade, construction, manufacturing and public administration.
This is a time when we continue to encourage job seekers to consider their transferable skills, the opportunity for skill upgrading, and the opportunity to be adaptable.
As this is a time when some people have been impacted by job changes, it is also an important time to look at the positive impact you can provide for an individual who has undergone change. Change is the door to opportunity, though it may be difficult to see at the time of change, especially if that is the loss of a current job opportunity. During the holiday season, helping all those in need is a focus of Canadians. As you think of the support that you will provide to your community, think of those who have recently experienced change and look for the best way to provide your positive support.
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