Ontario jobs: Companies are hiring
Here’s good news: Ontario businesses expect to hire more workers at least through the end of 2010.
And of the companies planning to hire, nearly 85% indicated that they’re looking for full-time staff. Only 28% were hiring part-timers, and roughly 39% were expecting to bring workers in for short-term or project-specific contracts.
If you’re looking for a job, not surprisingly, you’d better be Internet-savvy. More than half of the employers surveyed use both the Internet and company websites to find new employees. Social networking is becoming more important as well, with about 12% of companies using social networking tools in their recruiting process.
Still, don’t neglect more traditional channels. About 40% of the respondents still use recruiters or employment agencies to locate job candidates.
For newcomers job hunting in Ontario, a good place to start is this helpful page from the Ontario Immigration website. Also check our “Finding a Job” page for links to job listings in Ontario and across Canada.
Help Wanted photo by bgottsab (flickr)