The Cariboo region is susceptible to recruitment challenges as a result of its rural environment and lack of a major population centre. By 2028, it is anticipated that the region will have 1,600 job openings. The food & beverage, accommodation, and recreation & entertainment sectors will be the hardest hit.
A VIEW INTO CARIBOO’S LABOUR MARKET:
Discover the unique challenges facing the Cariboo region with insights from local operators, like The Hills Health Ranch and Kinikinik Restaurant, as well as the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association and go2HR.
“Our mandate internally has been to hire local and then train, train, train.”
– Pat Corbett, President, The Hills Health Ranch
AT A GLANCE:
Which occupations will be the most in demand and face the most shortages? Check out the top occupations below or view WorkBC’s full regional profile to learn more.
Top Occupations in Demand
|Type||Occupations||New Job Openings 2018-2028|
|Management and Supervisory||Restaurant and Food Service Managers||130|
|Accommodation Service Managers||80|
|Bus Drivers and Other Transit Operators||40|
|Front Line / Entry Level||Food Counter Attendants and Kitchen Helpers||200|
|Food and Beverage Servers||110|
|Light Duty Cleaners||100|
|Hotel Front Desk Clerks||40|
IDEAS & RESOURCES:
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast – Press Release
Baby Boomers: Tap into the best kept secret labour pool in the tourism industry
Five Tips to Help Retain Skilled Seasonal Workers
The Return on Investment of Training: A step-by-step approach
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