Oct 13 2011

Auto industry hiring gets a tune-up

Kirmac Collision shifts gears in order to attract new talent to a range of interesting job options within the automotive sector

(Article in Business in Vancouver, by Noa Glouberman)

By the year 2015, nearly half (48%) of Canada’s workforce will fall between the ages of 45 and 64. As baby boomers reach retirement, finding the right people to fill needed positions is only going to get tougher.

Though the talent-shortage issue applies across industries, the problem is exacerbated in the skilled automotive trade. According to a survey conducted for the Government of Canada funded Skilled Trades Campaign, 42% of youth in this country claim to be uninterested in pursuing a career in the skilled trades.

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