February 20, 2012 | British Columbia
High-technology companies are contributing to the decline in unemployment rates in the Greater Victoria region, according to the Vancouver Sun. One company, Edoc Systems Group, has contributed to the increase of jobs in the district after hiring 10 employees last year and intends to continue new employment in the coming months.
The scientific and technical service sectors are two of the major industries that have shown the highest employment growth year after year. Last year, the combined categories created a total of 3,700 new jobs, bringing the total number of science and technical employees to 13,700.
Edoc president Bill Reid shared his confidence in the company's expansion to the Vancouver Sun last week. "I really don't see us stopping at all - we have got a pretty good foothold in the market," he stated. At Edoc, most of the new hires are working in customer support and computer programming.
As technology expands, the need for knowledgeable, young workers continues to grow. Young adults who are ready for a move toward their career can consider pursuing a future in the IT industry, where job growth rates are higher than most competing fields. CDI College offers programmer and computer support technician courses that can help students feel confident upon entering the industry. You can begin by filling out the form on the right.