Mild Hiring Climate Expected to Remain for Victoria and CRD

Victoria and Capital Regional District employers expect a mild hiring climate for the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.
“Survey data reveals that 10 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (July to September), while zero per cent anticipate cutbacks,” stated Jeff Polkinghorne of Manpower’s Vancouver office. Another 90 per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter.
“With seasonal variations removed from the data, Victoria and the Capital Regional District’s third quarter Net Employment Outlook of five per cent is an increase of two percentage points when compared to the previous quarterly Outlook,” said Polkinghorne. “However, it is also a six percentage point decrease from the Outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating a modest hiring pace for the upcoming months.”
“We are seeing many positive signs in Canada’s job market, with a steady unemployment rate through the first part of the year and unexpected job creation in March,” said Michelle Dunnill, Manpower Area Manager for Toronto, Mississauga and Markham. “However, despite these encouraging signs, youth unemployment and lack of full-time job creation continue to be a concern.”