In the News: Listen to Julie Labrie’s interview on Radio-Canada (in French) about the current labour market
Our very own Julie Labrie was interviewed recently on CBC’s Radio-Canada and asked to comment on the current state of this country’s labour market.
The radio station reported on the fact that the nation’s unemployment rate went down by 0.1 percentage points in May 2022, to 5.1 per cent. For three consecutive months, this figure has reached new record lows. Amid this context, there are also looming predictions of an upcoming recession.
In this interview, Julie was asked, what is the biggest change she has seen from before to after the pandemic. Julie talked about how a significant shortage of personnel (especially Bilingual/French talent), continues to be top of mind today. And the #1 and #2 demands that candidates are making right now are: Having the flexibility to work from home, and increased salaries, respectively.
Julie said these trends are impacting sectors across the board, and today, jobseekers list of demands continues to grow. They are looking for more vacation time, and more benefits, for example, and they have lots of choices in this current labour market.
Catch Julie’s full interview in French, on CBC’s Radio-Canada by clicking below (please scroll down to Julie’s specific segment):
L’état actuel du marché du travail serait plus attractif pour les employés
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