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J.D. Irving, Limited Forecasts Over 10,400 Hires Over the Next Three Years (2018 and 2020)


Over the next three years, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is forecasting over 10,400 hires across the company's diverse operations in Canada and the U.S. 

84% of the jobs are in Atlantic Canada.
“When we look at our three-year forecast from 2018-2020, 84% of the jobs we need to fill are in the Atlantic provinces,” said Jeff Green, Director, Recruitment with JDI. “69% of the jobs are in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia alone.” 

Across the organization, the areas with the highest number of job opportunities include Operations, Shipping, Supply & Logistics, Retail Sales, and Finance.



The three-year forecast is a result of anticipated retirements, business growth, and normal workforce turnover. An anticipated 2,558 students are also included in the 2018-2020 hiring forecast total.

Skilled Trades
Over the next three years, JDI forecasts hiring over 600 skilled trades roles across all divisions. 83% of these skilled trades jobs are in Atlantic Canada. The remaining 17% are in Canada (Ontario and Alberta) and the United States (Maine, North Dakota, New York and Georgia).

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 JDI Three Year Hiring Forecast

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Mary Keith 
Vice President, Communications 
J.D. Irving, Limited 
Office: 506.632.5122 
Cell: 506.650.8209