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Help wanted: Manufacturing online job listings up in Q2


Manufacturers have dramatically increased the frequency of online job ads over the last year.

The number of online job listings for work in processing, manufacturing and utilities rose 91 percent in the last year – with a moderate increase in the second quarter of 2011 – hitting an all-time high for this job category, according to the Monster Employment Index Canada listing – a quarterly gauge of online job demand.

The index is based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of career websites and online job listings across Canada.

Trades, transportation, equipment operators and warehousing job postings were also up over the previous year, jumping 31 percent and registering a fifth consecutive quarterly increase.

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According to the Index, online recruitment is now at its highest level since the fourth quarter of 2008, up 29 percent from the second quarter of 2010.

“Employers are demonstrating considerable confidence, which has resulted in a strong upward trend in online recruitment for the second quarter,” said Peter Gilfillan, senior vice-president of international sales and general manager of Monster Canada. “The Index is now at its highest level since the end of 2008, up by a significant 29 percent year-over-year, and has now seen four consecutive quarters of increased online recruitment activity.”

Annual online demand for workers rose in eight of the thirteen provinces and territories in the second quarter, including Ontario (up 42 percent), Saskatchewan (up 36 percent), Quebec (up 28 percent), New Brunswick (up 24 percent), Alberta (up 19 percent), Manitoba (up 14 percent), Nova Scotia (up 14 percent), and B.C. (up seven percent).

To obtain a full copy of the Monster Employment Index Canada report for the second quarter of 2011, visit http://www.about-monster.com/employment/index/18.