The Labour Market Group, in its jobs report for June.shows a large increase in numbers compared to May.
There were 404 job postings recorded for Nipissing district in the month of June.
"This was a large increase; +42.8% (+121), from the previous month's figure of 283 postings," says the report.
"This figure is likely a direct correlation to the province moving through multiple re-opening stages during the collection period and employers scrambling to back fill positions that were left vacant due to COVID-19. A positive indicator that the district's job market is trying to come back is the fact that the June 2021 figure is only -6.6% (-29) below the 5-year June average,"
It adds that 203 unique employers posted jobs in June; a large 22.3% (+37) increase from the previous month and +2.8% (+6) increase from the 5-year June average.
The report shows 32 per cent of postings were seeking a candidate with some form of valid driver's license, and 8 per cent indicated that the successful applicant would require a vehicle for daily job duties,
The top industry doing the hiring is Accommodation & Food Services with 20 per cent of all job listings. That group was looking for:
- 24 Cook/kitchen workers
- 15 Food service workers
- 15 Food and beverage servers
- 9 Housekeepers/cleaners
- 7 Cashiers
In Parry Sound there were 129 job postings recorded in the month of June.
"This figure is significantly above; 29% (+29), the previous month's total of 100 postings," explains the report. "The large month-over-month increase likely coincides with the loosening of provincial COVID-19 public safety measures over the collection period. Further evidence of the district's job market starting to rebound is seen in the fact that the June 2021 figure is only -3.7% (-5) below the 5-year June average of 134 postings. 72 unique employers posted positions in June."
The Labour Market Group is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development,