PAYING THE PRICE FOR MANPOWER

A SURVEY BY THE CANADIAN GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION HAS REVEALED THAT THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF 900 GRADUATE ENGINEERS THE HIGHWAY INDUSTRY IN CANADA HAS BEEN HIRING HIGHWAY ENGINEERS AT THE RATE OF 600 PER YEAR AND LOSING 450 THROUGH RESIGNATIONS AND RETIREMENTS WHILE 400 ARE NEEDED ANNUALLY JUST TO KEEP PACE WITH CURRENT ROADBUILDING. LESS THAN 500 CIVIL ENGINEERS WILL GRADUATE FROM UNIVERSITY THIS YEAR WITH MANY DIFFERENT AREAS OF EMPLOYMENT FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE. THE SIMPLE SOLUTION IS TO PAY HIGHER SALARIES THAN THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS. HOWEVER, THE LURE OF HIGHER SALARIES ELSEWHERE STILL DRAINS MUCH OF CANADA ENGINEERING TALENT. /CGRA/

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    • Vol 10, No 17, PP 3
  • Publication Date: 1966-4-29

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  • Accession Number: 00200689
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Jul 1 1994 12:00AM