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Monday, March 10, 2014

There Are Job Openings In Saint John Despite Increase In Unemployment

More than 300 jobs were being advertised in Saint John in the February Hiring Demand Bulletin. Jobs were being advertised by J-D Irving, Xerox, Wyndham Worldwide, OSCO Construction Group and Galbraith Construction.

There was a rise in the local unemployment rate last month with a decrease in the number of people employed, the first such downturn in six months. Deputy Mayor Shelly Rinehart is also with the Faculty of Business at the university and tells CHSJ News there are always ups and downs with business cycles but she remains optimistic. 

Enterprise Saint John is reporting a stronger 2014 thus far with average employment at more than 66 thousand as compared to and average of 63 thousand in 2013.

Enterprise Saint John also reporting passenger numbers last year at Saint John Airport were up 9 per cent and container traffic through the port rose by 59 per cent.