29,700 jobs to fill in Estrie in next three years

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

In July, the Min­is­ter re­spon­si­ble for the Estrie re­gion and of Agri­cul­ture, Pierre Par­adis, an­nounced em­ploy­ment per­spec­tives for the Estrie re­gion from 2013 to 2017, in­di­cat­ing that em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties would be fa­vor­able for the com­ing years, par­tic­u­larly for young peo­ple, since 29,700 jobs will be avail­able.

“The em­ploy­ment mar­ket will of­fer good op­por­tu­ni­ties from now un­til 2017. Those look­ing for work can be con­fi­dent about the fu­ture. They will have ac­cess to in­ter­est­ing em­ploy­ment pos­si­bil­i­ties in the Estrie re­gion and all over Que­bec. The govern­ment of Que­bec will con­tinue to work with dif­fer­ent re­gional part­ners in order to boost even more our econ­omy and cre­ate qual­ity jobs,” com­mented Min­is­ter Par­adis.

“”Young peo­ple should ap­proach the job mar­ket with op­ti­mism since the job per­spec­tives are fa­vor­able in all re­gions of Que­bec for the com­ing years. The num­ber of jobs should rach higher than it ever has in the next

decade. The im­por­tant projects that the govern­ment is bet­ting on, such as the Mar­itime Strat­egy and the Plan Nord, al­low us to hope that we will ex­ceed these fore­casts. In this con­text, it is even more im­por­tant that each person has the needed train­ing to go along with their am­bi­tions and that are co­her­ent with the needs of em­ploy­ers,” de­clared the Min­is­ter of Em­ploy­ment and So­cial Sol­i­dar­ity, Fran­cois Blais.

Ac­cord­ing to fig­ures from Em­ploi-Que­bec, close to 725,400 jobs will be avail­able in Que­bec be­tween 2013 and 2017 and more than half of those will be filled by peo­ple un­der 25 years of age who are not yet in the work­force. For the pe­riod from 2013 to 2022, it is es­ti­mated that 1,358,500 job po­si­tions will need to be filled, 58% by young work­ers.

Most of the jobs will be in the health­care and so­cial as­sis­tance sec­tor, re­tail busi­nesses and pro­fes­sional, sci­en­tific and tech­ni­cal ser­vices. In the pro­duc­tion sec­tor, the cre­ation of jobs will profit the trans­porta­tion ma­te­rial in­dus­try, the food and drink trans­for­ma­tion in­dus­try and the min­ing in­dus­try.

Be­tween 2013 and 2022, about 1.1 mil­lion Que­be­cers will re­tire and need to be re­placed. Dur­ing this pe­riod, 20% of the man­power needs will be for pro­fes­sion­als gen­er­ally with univer­sity train­ing. About one third of the jobs will be tech­ni­cal and re­quire a high school ed­u­ca­tion or spe­cial train­ing.

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