TORONTO - A recent survey of employers is adding optimism that Canada's year-long period of job losses has ended and may soon reverse.
Internet job site CareerBuilder.ca says its survey of 255 private-sector hiring officials found more of them expected to add full-time employees than reduce workers in 2010.
Twenty-nine per cent of the employers surveyed last month said they planned to hire workers next year as opposed to only nine per cent who expected to decrease staff.
The CareerBuilders survey was conducted online between Nov. 5 and Nov. 23 and released Wednesday.
The results are in line with a survey of 688 manufacturers released Tuesday that also found a net positive on hiring intentions in the New Year.
Canada's labour market has stabilized in the past few months after massive losses late in 2008 and the spring of 2009, but it still has much catching up to do.
Statistics Canada issued its most positive employment report in more than a year earlier this month when it found 73,000 jobs were added in November.
However, that still Canada's labour market down 342,000 workers from the peak of October 2008.