Canadians Desire Job Security in Public Sector

Thursday, August 9, 2012


An unpredictable economy and unemployment rates led many business students to consider pursuing a jobs in the public sector, where a sense of security and opportunities for career development seem more tangible than other fields.

The Financial Post points to a survey from international research company Universum that asked 3,500 business students to rank their most ideal employers. The results showed a variety of public-sector organizations placed in the top 20, above businesses such as Ernst & Young, Facebook Inc. and Bell Canada. Higher-ranked organizations like the Canadian government, Canada Revenue Agency and the Bank of Canada were all viewed as places with stronger job security.

Not only do these employers entice students because of their employment sustainability, but young professionals are also attracted because of the altruistic nature of the work - making a difference in society and contributing to the safety, health and well-being of others.

Ultimately, employees hope to feel wanted by their employers, and if they feel secure in their jobs, then employees are more likely to stay in that particular workplace. Those who wish to pursue an administrative positions in the public sector can begin by enrolling in business courses at Reeves College. To find out more information, fill out the form on the right.

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