The Brandt Group of Companies has announced plans to make a major investment in staffing and will hire more than 1,000 new employees by the end of 2021. The new positions will span the company's 100-plus location international network, focusing on roles in the USA and Canada. Locally, it will mean 72 new full-time positions at Brandt's Hudson, Illi., plant; a 53% increase.
"There's no question that our people are the foundation of our success. In spite of some challenging times for the global economy, an incredible team effort has enabled us to sustain our business and weather the storm successfully," said Shaun Semple, Brandt Group of Companies CEO. "Looking ahead, the growth trend for Brandt is strong, so the timing is ideal to make a major investment in our team."
In the past ten years, Brandt has expanded their employee base by 140% to more than 3,400, with the pace of growth continuing to accelerate steadily. The newly announced hiring initiative will see the company's workforce grow by 30% overall with the largest individual gains occurring in the company's Hudson, Illi., Regina, Saskatchewan, and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, locations.
The new hires will bolster Brandt's existing operations in industries from construction, forestry, and agriculture to rail, mining, and steel. The positions will include skilled trades, sales, finance, marketing, customer support, IT, and more as the company expands its support team to meet the needs of a rapidly growing customer base.
"Local support for our Hudson operation has been outstanding and we are eager to expand our commitment to local workers and to the community," said Semple. "The jobs that we are creating here are long-term - designed to break the hiring/layoff cycle that has somehow become the norm in recent years. People deserve the opportunity to build strong, satisfying careers.”