Employment by type of worker
Employment by type of worker remained relatively stable in the Township of King, with full-time employment increasing to 58.3% of jobs in 2009, compared to 56.1% in 1998. Part-time employment increased slightly from 1998 and 2009 to 21.4% while seasonal employment decreased 3.6% from 23.9% in 1998 to 20.3% in 2009.
The number of businesses in King Township increased 46.7% since 1998, or 3.5% at an average annual rate. As of mid-year 2009, there were over 440 firms in the area.
Business by Size
The distribution of businesses by size remained relatively stable in King Township between 1998 and 2009 (see Table 21). In 2009, the majority of businesses in King employed less than 20 employees, compromising 87.5% of total employment.
Major employers in King Township include:
Total non-residential building permit values in King were approximately $8 million for the first 10 months of 2009, a decrease from just over $1 million recorded during the same period in 2008. The majority of permits issued in 2009 were in the commercial sector, which was valued at approximately $8 million.
*Employment and Industry 2009, King Municipal Profile pg. 31