The number of positions in New Brunswick public service has declined by approximately 600, according to a report tabled today in the legislative assembly.
The Government of New Brunswick Workforce Profile 2013 provides statistical information about key characteristics of the public service, as of the final day of each year.
"This year's profile tells us that 45,567 people worked in the public service as of December 31, 2013," said Human Resources Minister Robert Trevors. "This marks a reduction of 584 positions from last year, typically as a result of retirements or elimination of vacant positions."
The 2012 profile reported a reduction of 637 positions compared to 2011.
The profile details the number of part-time, full-time, permanent and temporary employees in the public service. It also provides the number of bargaining and non-bargaining employees; a map with a breakdown of where public servants are located across the province as well as data on the age of employees and gender distribution.
Provincial government employees work in three parts of the public service. Part I includes the departments, which are often referred to as the civil service. Part II is comprised of the school system including teachers, bus drivers, and school district employees. Part III encompasses all health sector employees.
More information about the 2013 profile is available online.