Hiring on the rise in Canada

|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/16/2001

Fear of an economic slowdown isn’t putting hiring plans in the IT sector on hold in Silicon Valley north or in other industries across the country for that matter.

According to a recent survey, more than eight out of 10 technology companies based in Ottawa plan to hire in the next six months and 20 per cent said they are planning to add 26 or more new jobs to their firms.

The survey, conducted by Excel Human Resources based in Ottawa, found that only 20 per cent of these firms had adjusted employment plans because of the expected downturn in the economy.