A Growing Trend In Manufacturing Jobs

Recent Trends Offer Encouraging Signs For Manufacturing Jobs In Ontario

Manufacturing JobsThere have been some encouraging trends within the manufacturing sector in recent months with respect to employment opportunities.

In October and again in November of last year, manufacturing jobs across the country reached levels unseen since January 2013, while Western Canada posted strong growth rates in terms of creating new jobs in this sector throughout all of 2014. Specifically, the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta led the country in terms of creating new manufacturing jobs last year, reporting increases of 6.1% and 6.0% respectively over 2013.

On a local basis, the province of Ontario contributed to the nationwide manufacturing employment levels achieved in October 2014 and November 2014 by adding a significant number of new jobs in this sector during that period. This trend seems to be continuing in Ontario early into 2015, as seen in these recent announcements:

  • 176 new manufacturing jobs in Barrie – fireplaces, grills, and air conditioners
  • 80 new manufacturing jobs in Windsor – components for the auto industry

This progress was made possible through grants provided by the federal and provincial governments respectively in their support of economic development. Furthermore, such backing also means that close to 1000 current manufacturing jobs, combined between the two employers, will likely be retained for at least the next 3-5 years.

So what does this mean for those wishing to enter or seek new opportunities within the manufacturing sector? Well, despite some persistent naysayers, it would appear that new jobs are available, and with some degree of longevity and growth potential as well.

Some of the specific industries that may offer viable employment opportunities include:

  • Automotive
  • Aviation/aerospace
  • Electronic assembly
  • Measurement devices
  • Medical instrumentation
  • Transportation systems

To enhance their potential for success, individuals seeking manufacturing jobs in these or other industries will benefit from the placement services provided by an experienced manufacturing recruiter like Winters Technical Staffing. For more than 40 years, we have been effectively placing candidates in manufacturing jobs from entry-level to senior positions in either temporary, contract, or full-time roles.

As a leading manufacturing recruiter within Toronto and the GTA, we specialize in positions ranging from, but not limited to:

  • Plant operations
  • Production management
  • Quality assurance/control
  • Engineering disciplines (electrical, chemical)
  • Skilled trades (e.g.: welding, forklift operation)

As staffing needs continue to trend within the manufacturing sector, many employers will call upon an experienced staffing agency to help fill these jobs as quickly as possible in order to maintain productivity and revenue levels. This is another practical reason for job seekers to align their search efforts with a manufacturing recruiter like Winters Technical Staffing.

The Expertise Of A Manufacturing Recruiter Can Help Launch Or Refresh A Career

For individuals looking to begin or refresh their careers in the manufacturing sector, collaborating with a professional recruiter like Winters Technical Staffing can lead to more job opportunities than independent search efforts.

The networking and expertise of Winters Technical Staffing provides several benefits and/or advantages to those seeking manufacturing jobs. This acumen includes:

  • Long-standing cooperation with employers in a variety of industries
  • Current and reciprocal working relationships with hiring managers
  • Knowledge of manufacturing jobs that may not be posted publicly
  • Insight into developing/tailoring resumes to specific employers/roles
  • Provision of coaching on appropriate behaviours during interviews

Contact Winters Today

Looking for manufacturing jobs in Toronto and the GTA? Recent trending indicates that there is demand for the foreseeable future. Call our manufacturing recruiting experts today at 1-877-495-7422 or contact us to discuss employment opportunities today.

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