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Hiring a constant struggle

Almost half of Central Okanagan businesses say they're constantly struggling with recruitment.

Of the 221 businesses who took part in the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission’s annual business walk last month, well over 150 said they were “growing,” while only a handful said they were “declining.”

However, close to half of the businesses tapped for the face-to-face surveys (41 per cent) said they were experiencing recruitment problems. Those problems appear to be hitting all sectors, with everyone from general labourers to trained chefs and architects in high demand.

For more on the most pressing issues facing local businesses this year, including why some say the wildfires were actually good for their bottom lines, check out the fully story on Castanet's sister business news website, Okanagan Edge.



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