Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Labour Shortage Looming?

"Now, the Alberta government forecasts a shortage of at least 77,000 workers within the next decade.

“We’re walking into a perfect storm,” Alberta Employment and Immigration Minister Thomas Lukaszuk says."

Is this the beginning of another labour shortage? Possibly – there are definitely more ‘Help Wanted’ signs appearing and contractors are busier.

We’ve noticed an increase in tenants looking for rentals as well. Some of this demand is seasonal with a rush to get outdoor jobs (construction) done before winter. We’re busier here in Alberta and starting on the upswing, but we still have a few valleys to cross before we get moving full swing. Next year we should really see the demand. Click Here to read more

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