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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/22/2005

Engineers in short supply

Hamilton — It will be a sellers’ market for the engineering profession for the next few years, a new study reports. About 70 per cent of 760 Ontario organizations that employ engineers said they plan to hire in the next year and 62 per cent predict they will hire over the next three years. The survey, by McMaster University in Hamilton, found 60 per cent of firms need mechanical engineers, followed by electrical engineers (46 per cent), software (27 per cent), computer (26 per cent) and chemical engineers (25 per cent). Researchers say the strong recruitment plans indicate firms are looking for engineers to lead innovation and growth through product development.

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