Labour Market Insights
Jobs Related to the Gordie Howe International Bridge
The planning and construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge is a huge project for the Windsor-Essex region, slated to bring in 2,500 jobs as forecasted by Bridging North America and another 1,091 spin-off jobs (including 296 jobs in retail and 198 jobs in accommodation and food services) as predicted by Workforce WindsorEssex’s Bridge Jobs Guide.
The Gordie Howe International Bridge Workforce Timeline Tool shares information about the construction timeline, employment milestones, and job postings with the public. This tool makes it easier for our community to track, find, research and apply for bridge jobs. The Bridge Timeline Tool has been accessed 1,127 times since it was released on August 29, 2019.
A total of 199 interactions with the Bridge Timeline Tool took place during the month of September 2019. This includes users looking at different timeline activities, initiatives, metrics, and job postings. Of those 199 interactions, 92 were looking specifically at job postings through the Timeline Tool.
Of the 92 interactions with job postings related to the Gordie Howe International Bridge, five interactions were female (three between the ages of 35-54 and two between the ages of 55-64) and 59 were male (16 between the ages of 15-24, 19 between the ages of 25-34, 23 between the ages of 35-54, and one between the ages of 55-64). A total of 28 interactions declined to answer gender. Five of those were between the ages of 15-24 and 23 declined to disclose their age range.
In September 2019, 48 jobs that were identified as bridge jobs were available through the Jobs Board. Of the jobs posted, all 48 were identified as fulltime positions, five were permanent positions, and 43 were contract positions.
A total of 14 interactions filtered their job searches on the Jobs Board using the “Bridge Jobs” tag. Six of these interactions were female (two between the ages of 15-24, two between the ages of 35-54, one between the ages of 55-64, and one did not disclose their age). Five of these interactions were male (two between the ages of 15-24, two between the ages of 25-34, and one between the ages of 35-54). Three declined to answer gender (one was between the ages of 15-24 and two did not disclose age).
The job opportunities currently available and listed through the Bridge Timeline Tool are professional jobs associated with project management and oversight functions of the project. Workforce WindsorEssex anticipates that the number of job opportunities will increase as more positions, both professional and construction-related, are added to meet the Gordie Howe International Bridge’s construction project demands.
Examples of the job posting occupations accessed by users of the Bridge Timeline Tool include: Accountant, Senior Architect, Bridge Engineer, Civil Engineer, Claims Analyst, Community Benefits Coordinator, Construction Manager, Senior Construction Manager, Cost Control Engineer, Design Quality Manager, Environmental Quality Lead, Estimator, Finance and Accounting Coordinator, Finance Business Analyst, Junior Engineer, Land Surveyor, Lead Construction Engineer, and Quality Assurance.
Workforce WindsorEssex began collecting job postings related to the Gordie Howe International Bridge in October 2018 and shares them on the Bridge Jobs Board. In addition, Workforce WindsorEssex launched the Bridge Jobs Guide on March 26, 2019 to share the list of jobs that will be created or induced during the construction, operation, and maintenance phases.
According to the Bridge Jobs Guide, during the construction phase, retail business on both sides of the border, such as quick service and sit-down restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores, grocery stores, accommodations, and other retail businesses will benefit from the new concentration of such a large workforce in the project’s surrounding communities.
Workforce WindsorEssex has identified occupations that will be needed in the construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, as well as the training that could be implemented locally to ensure we have the workforce required to fill these key positions. Learn more at Help Bridge Your City: Occupations for the Gordie Howe International Bridge.
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As of April 2019, the monthly Job Demand Report for Windsor-Essex is created by Workforce WindsorEssex using data collected from 14 unique national, provincial and locally-significant job boards. Between May 2017 and March 2019, job posting data was purchased from CEB Talent Neuron.
MONTHLY JOB SEARCH REPORT
The monthly Job Search Report for Windsor-Essex is created by Workforce WindsorEssex using data collected from four job finding tools, including WEexplore, WEmap jobs, WEjobs board, and the Bridge Timeline Tool. Gender and age information of users is voluntarily shared with the organization.
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