CargoM job fair attracts thousands

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

CargoM’s annual career day, held October 28th, attracted more than 3,500 job seekers this year.

The in-person and online hybrid event included 30 employers with more than 6,000 job opportunities in logistics and marine, road, rail and air transport industries.

The Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal, CargoM, partnered with the Job and Continuing Education Fair to produce the event. A virtual version of the fair that will take place on November 3 and 4.

Click here to find out more about the virtual career days.

This year, Career Day visitors and the exhibitors at the Transportation and Logistics Pavilion presented by CargoM, had the opportunity to meet with Chantal Rouleau, minister for transport and minister responsible for the metropolis and the Montreal Region, Martin Imbleau, president and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority, and Marc Cadieux, president and CEO of the Quebec Trucking Association.

“The transportation industry has a wide range of rewarding jobs. The importance of supplying Qu├ębec with essential goods is now a given, making jobs in this industry particularly meaningful,” Rouleau said.

“Working in the industry is a way to contribute to economic dynamism, especially in the maritime sector. I congratulate everyone who organized this event, which provides a great opportunity to showcase high-quality jobs.”

Labour shortage

The workforce is a significant challenge, particularly for the shipping and trucking industries. The Human Resources Sectorial Committee of the Maritime Industry (CSMOIM) estimates that more than four thousand positions will need to be filled in the near future. As for the trucking sector, Camo-route, the sectoral labour committee of the road transport industry, estimates that more than 30,000 positions will be vacant by 2025.

In both instances, retirements will only make the situation worse in the long term. CargoM, through its Workforce Project, is implementing initiatives such as Career Day and the Trucking Career Immersion Program (TCIP) to promote the jobs and training available in these dynamic sectors, which offer career opportunities, good working conditions and rewarding advancement prospects.

“We are delighted this year with our association with the Career Event, promoter of the fair. This year’s edition was a great success and demonstrated that engaging employers remains important, as the scarcity of labour is a constant concern and hinders the growth of our businesses,” said Mathieu Charbonneau, executive director of CargoM.

“Collaboration between stakeholders and governments must continue in order to support our recruitment and promotion initiatives both in Quebec and internationally. With this day, CargoM is fulfilling its mission of bringing its community together around a concrete action that actively contributes to attracting new people to our industry.”