Job vacancies spiked during November in Nipissing District compared to October. The Labour Market Group recorded a nearly 25 per cent rise based on vacancies posted online and in print. The total number of vacancies in November was 480 compared to 385 in October. The November increase is also 19 per cent higher than the three-year November average.
The Labour Market Group says the November spike was mostly due to Statistics Canada and the HGS Canada call centre posting 105 positions. Among the top five employer postings, HGS Canada posted 75 positions while Statistics Canada had 30 postings out. Zedd Customer Solutions was next with 25 postings, followed by RGIS Canada with 20 and then Leisure Farms in Sturgeon Falls which was looking to fill 15 vacancies.
The Labour Market Group also says that for November the top industry that was hiring were requests for call centre agents for both inbound and outbound calls. LMG says the industry was looking to fill 90 positions. Inventory clerks were the next top industry where businesses in Nipissing wanted to fill 20 vacancies. Third was Inside Sales Representatives which needed 10 workers, followed by the Security Guards industry which wanted six employees and then the Customer Service Representatives sector which had positions for five people.