The Manufacturing Services Sector is engaged in the transformation of materials or substances into new products through a manufacturing process or production line. Examples include assembly plants such as those for the automotive industry or electronic components industry, iron and steel mills, and textile mills.
Employer One is a workforce development survey of businesses in Prescott-Russell. Results were from 40 employers in the Manufacturing Services Sector in PR as of May 20, 2015.
40 employers in the Manufacturing Services Sector responded to the Employer One Survey
Nearly 45% indicate they will be hiring the coming year.
Employers rely on word of mouth, on-site job posters, and unsolicited resumés to recruit new employees.
They indicate little difficulty in finding suitable job candidates.
Manufacturing Services employers value dedication and motivation, ability to work independently, and customer service most highly.
Technical Skills are very important for these employers.
- Of the 29 businesses who responded, 13 (44.8%) plan to hire in the next year.
Labour Force Supply
- While over 32.1 % of 28 responding companies indicated they had hired in the past year, 2 (22.2%) of 9 responding companies indicated positions that were difficult to fill. Over 74% of employers indicated that the availability of workers locally was either good or excellent. This would indicate a good supply in the labour market supply
Hiring in the past year
|Occupational Groups where hiring took place in the past year||Hiring planned in the coming year|
|Occupational Group||Full Time||Part Time|
|Manufacturing or utilities||21||0||0||2||26|
|Sales and Service||3||0||1||0||2|
|Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators and Related Occupations||3||0||0||0||8|
|Business, Finance and Administration||0||0||0||0||1|
|Natural and Applied Sciences and Related Occupations||0||0||0||0||0|
|Education, Law or Social, Community & Government Service||0||0||0||0||0|
|Arts, Culture or Recreation||0||0||0||0||0|
|Natural Resources, Agriculture and Related Production Occupations||0||0||0||0||0|
|Occupations in demand between October 2013 and May 2015 in PR (# of positions)|
|How do you rank the availability of workers locally?||27||responses|
- 60% of employers rely on word of mouth, on-site job posters, and unsolicited resumés openings.
|What recruitment methods are used to fill open positions?|
|Word of Mouth||7||35.0%||Company’s Website||1||5.0%|
|On-site Job Posters||3||15.0%||Newspaper Ads||1||5.0%|
|Unsolicited Resumes||2||10.0%||Recruitment at Schools||0||0.0%|
|Online Job Board||2||10.0%||Job Fairs||0||0.0%|
- 15 of 23 or over 65% of respondents supported the training of their workers.
|Technical Training Requirements (# of multiple responses)|
|Health & Safety||6||Apprenticeships||1|
|Brew master skills||1||Truck Trailer technician||1|
|Essential Skill Requirements|
|Analytical problem solving||1||Teamwork||1|
Source and Barriers to Training Existing Workers
- Over 66% of employers rely on on-the-job training for workforce development.
|Source of Training||No.||%||Barriers to training||No.||%|
|On the Job||16||66.7%||Awareness of training support||92||80.0%|
|College||5||20.8%||Awareness of Existing Programs||8||7.0%|
|University||1||4.2%||Productivity Loss During Training||5||4.3%|
|Online||0||0.0%||Trained Employees Lost to Competitor||2||1.7%|
|Vendor Specific||0||0.0%||Training not Available Locally||1||0.9%|
|Private Trainer||0||0.0%||Distance to Travel for Training||0||0.0%|
Top Competencies of Current and Future Workers
|Competency||Current Employees||Future Employees|
|Dedication and Motivation (Work Ethic)||19||22.6%||15||16.1%|
|Self-motivated / Ability to work independently||9||10.7%||10||10.8%|
|Analytical Problem Solving||7||8.3%||8||8.6%|
|Teamwork / Interpersonal Skills||7||8.3%||10||10.8%|
|Willing to Learn||6||7.1%||7||7.5%|
|Creativity / Entrepreneurialism||4||4.8%||5||5.4%|
|Written and Verbal Communication||3||3.6%||4||4.3%|