The Future is Bright: Cars and Jobs predicts positive growth for Quebec employment

Montreal, Quebec — Cars and Jobs, a program promoting the many available careers in the automotive sector, are predicting the continued growth of auto sector employment in Quebec throughout 2020.

“Over the past few years, we have been hearing consistently from our dealers throughout Québec and Canada that they need to hire new talent in a variety of positions,” said Denis Dessureault, executive vice-president of the Montreal International Auto Show and Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation. “Factor in the ongoing retirement of older workers and overall industry growth, and you have a sector that is keen to welcome new hires.”

According to the group, 2019 saw the retail auto sector employ more than 50,000 people in Quebec, averaging a weekly earning of $1,135 compared to $592 for all retail sectors.

“We predict that 2020 will be a continuation of [the upward] trend; where workers of all skill levels are needed in dealerships throughout the country,” said Dessureault.

Throughout the 2020 Montreal Auto Show, which runs from Jan. 17 to Jan. 26, the team at Cars and Jobs plan to foster relationships between job-seeking attendees and auto retail companies represented at the show.

Wrote the group, “Whether someone is just starting out in their career and thinking about post-secondary options, or someone is looking to enhance their career, they will be able to find an opportunity that is interesting in the auto industry.”

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