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Devine Personnel hiring about 200 full-time, permanent jobs

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Published by CBC News Windsor | Sept. 1, 2015
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Canada may officially be in a recession, but there is a glimmer of hope for Windsorites.

Devine Personnel is looking to fill about 200 full-time, permanent jobs with several Windsor-Essex area manufacturers at a job fair later this week.

The staffing agency is looking for people with experience in several specialties, including: press operators, industrial mill-wrights, welders, forklift operators, quality control engineers, production supervisors, machine builders, industrial spray painters, human resource specialists, estimators and general production employees.

The job fair runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Wednesday and Thursday at 400 City Hall Square East in the Employment Resource Room. If you go, come armed with a current resumé, professional reference list, copies of any diplomas/degrees and any additional certification and/or licenses.

A struggling economy

News of the job fair comes the same day as news that Canada's economy meets the bar of what is legally defined as a recession. The national economy expanded by 0.5 per cent in June but declined by 0.1 per cent for the second quarter as a whole, Statistics Canada said. That slight monthly uptick wasn't enough to offset the contraction in the previous two months, which means for the second quarter as a whole, the economy shrank.

The Windsor area has long struggled with high unemployment rates. The unemployment rate here in July was 8.7 per cent, down slightly from June when it was 8.9 per cent. Montreal now leads the country with an unemployment rate of 8.9 per cent. But, Windsor's unemployment rate is almost two per cent higher than the national average, which was 6.8 per cent for the sixth consecutive month.

In recent months, there have been long lines and crowds at several other job fairs in the Windsor-Essex area.