In a recent interview with the St. Albert Gazette, Alberta Central’s Chief Economist Charles St-Arnaud spoke about the latest job’s numbers and how Alberta as a whole is seeing a hiring boom.

In the article, he noted he’s not surprised to see that plenty of employers in construction and food services are signed up to attend an upcoming career fair in St. Albert, as those industries, along with transportation and warehousing, are seeing the most acute workforce shortages. But he also warned that jobs in trades and transportation may be harder to fill as most involve specialized training.

“Probably those workers can expect higher wages because they have a skill that’s more in demand,” he said.

St-Arnaud said that although job vacancies have declined relative to 2022, they are still high in all industries and much higher than pre-pandemic.

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