Sunday, April 10, 2011

Canada: Apparel Industry Confronts Aging Workforce

The Canadian Apparel Human Resources Council (AHRC) has released the findings and recommendations concerning the aging of both management and staffing in the apparel industry.

Among the issues discussed in "Pressing ahead: Canada’s transforming apparel industry," the apparel industry has to deal with a lack of succession plans for small businesses with aging owners and a looming shortage of production workers many of whom are nearing retirement age--7,000 of these workers could retire soon and that there are virtually no sources of supply for new production workers.

Sources: Apparel Human Resources Council Press Release (March 31, 2011); Montreal Gazette "Apparel companies face labour hurdles" (March 31, 2011)

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