OTTAWA (March 21, 2007) -The Advanced Technology Employment index, powered by CATAAlliance and Monster Canada, dipped 5 points in February, amid significant declines in online recruitment activity in most technological job categories tracked by the Index.
With 24 points above its twelve months baseline average, the Index now stands at 124, and is up 13 points, or 11 percent, on a year over year basis.
After a sharp rebound in January 2007, the Advanced Technology Index lost some ground in February. But the Index is still above the average exhibited throughout the past 12 months and is also performing well on a year-over-year basis. The average for the ATI Index over the two months of in January and February in 2006 was 112 points, whereas this year, it is 12 points higher, and stands at 126 points.
CATA President, John Reid, observed, "The top two categories of jobs that were most searched and most posted remain Information Technology and Engineering. Both these categories were down slightly in February, following a very strong January. Aerospace enjoyed an especially strong surge, rising by 70 per cent. Overall, the direction is good."
Online demand for workers decreased in 13 of the 21 categories; with Engineering; Information Technology; Computer Software; Science; Energy/Utilities and Computer Services registering the largest decreases this month. However, Aerospace/Aviation/Defense; Telecommunications and Healthcare exhibited intensifying online job opportunities.
In February, only 5 of the 10 provinces registered increases, and the recruitment activity remained flat in British Columbia for the second month in a row.
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To help CATA members optimize their recruitment strategies and reduce their time and cost to hire, consultants from Monster Canada will speak at select CATA-hosted events and provide guidance on human resource research into best practices. There they will share more than 12 years of industry best practices that Monster Canada has accumulated since inventing on-line recruiting.
CATA members will also receive a special discount when purchasing select job posting packages with Monster, and secure visibility in front of Canada's largest pool of job seekers.
Monster Canada (www.Monster.ca) is Canada's leading career management portal - a bilingual, user-friendly online resource that is revolutionizing job seeking and recruitment. Headquartered in Montreal, Monster Canada is part of Monster, the leading global online careers and recruitment resource. Monster was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts. Monster has 34 local language and content sites in 32 countries worldwide. Monster is known for connecting quality job seekers at all levels with leading employers across all industries and offers employers innovative technology and superior services that give them more control over the recruiting process. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading employer products and services, please visit http://recruiter.monster.ca.
Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) (www.cata.ca) is Canada's leading, most influential and entrepreneurial technology alliance. It is committed to growing the global competitiveness of its members, 80% of which are currently active exporters. The common purpose that unites the membership is CATAAlliance's commitment to members' business growth. With offices across the country, we are focused on the provision of business services and government relations programs that conserve and leverage member resources. Because members are action-oriented businesses, CATAAlliance responds with action when members need specific services or activities. The "Traditional Champion" of Canadian research and development, CATAAlliance's mission is to stimulate "Global Business Growth" through the forces of Canadian innovation and strategic partnership.Visit www.cata.caand read our Executive Briefing