The Canadian employment rate can be very misleading when it’s updated monthly.
For example, when Statistics Canada’s November employment survey came out, it showed that the Canadian labour market had added 10,700 jobs, but a decline in full-time work, with a a healthy gain in part-time jobs.
You can read more in this report from Global News.
There may be spikes up and dips from time to time, but it would appear the trend towards part-time employment and contract positions, each without benefits and pensions, is gaining steam as time goes on.
Certainly, we’ve seen it in golf where jobs have been combined to be handled by one person rather than two, while professionals who, at one time, would have been on staff are working seasonally or on contract.
Certainly, part-time work is nothing new in golf, with many positions such as servers hired on a seasonal basis, but as it is in many industries these days, it is advantageous for businesses to lean towards contract and part-time work from a financial standpoint.
Is that becoming the case where you work? Is the trend towards part-time employment becoming more prevalent than it ever was in the past?
That’s the question in this week’s GNN Poll.
You can vote below, or on the GNN home page and please feel free to add any thoughts in the Comments section below.
Does the number of full-time jobs at the golf operation where you work continue to dwindle, while part-time or contract positions increase?
- YES (73%)
- NO (27%)