Program to entice young people to logistics jobs

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

OTTAWA, Ontario – Trucking HR Canada has launched a program to encourage young Canadians to join the trucking and logistics sector.

Current labour market information shows that just before COVID-19 hit the Canadian economy, the sector was experiencing one of the highest vacancy rates and oldest workforces in the country. The industry is bracing for a rebound by offering good, well-paying jobs to young Canadians.

“The industry is in the midst of training the next generation of skilled workers and connecting young people with a career that will fuel their passion, allow them to explore new technological innovations in the sector, and be a part of the workforce that delivers essential goods to communities around the country,” said Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada.

Career Expressway offers financial incentives to employers, and potential employees with driver training and wage subsidies. From handling a forklift in the warehouse, to driving on the open road, employers offer driving and non-driving job opportunities that support modern transportation operations.

Trucking HR Canada is working directly with employers in providing these incentives. The program is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy program, and the Opportunities Fund.

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