Slow Economic Growth Spurs Hiring Soft Patch: Globe & Mail

Jeff Aplin, President at David Aplin Group, reports to the Globe and Mail on the slow economic growth and hiring soft patch.
You know there’s a lull in the jobs market when even Calgary recruiters are noticing. Placing a skilled worker in a new job would typically take Jeff Aplin eight-to-10 weeks. These days, it’s more like 16-to-20 weeks, he said. “It’s been really slow,” said the president of David Aplin Group. “We’ve seen some hiring freezes here or there, some layoffs … and it’s taking a long time for employers to make a decision.”
Most economists say the overall labour market has hit a hiring soft patch as global uncertainty, squeezed margins and uneven demand make employers more cautious…
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Written by Tavia Grant