Goldcorp’s innovative spirit plays a major role in our success, and attracts and retains an exceptional group of people. Our people drive our business; that's why we consistently recruit, develop, and retain top talent who share the same spirit that drives us to search for possibilities and approach a centuries-old industry in new and innovative ways.
As of December 31, 2015, our workforce (employees and contractors) totalled 15,836, compared to 18,217 in 2014 and 18,338 in 2013. The reduction in our workforce corresponds to terminations resulting from having to operate in a lower commodity price environment, construction demobilization at Cerro Negro, and the closure of our El Sauzal mine.
Global Workforce by Region, Employment Type and Gender
|Location||Canada and US||Latin America||Total regions|
|Full time salaried (non-union) employees||969||387||1,356||1,605||377||1,982||2,574||764||3,338|
|Expatriates – full time salaried||5||2||7||100||0||100||105||2||107|
|Full time salaried (union) employees||0||0||0||984||34||1,018||984||34||1,018|
|Hourly (non-union) employees||1,607||61||1,668||998||20||1,018||2,605||81||2,686|
|Hourly (union) employees||279||21||300||2,127||220||2,347||2,406||241||2,647|
|Total Goldcorp||Total workforce: 15,836|
We partner extensively with contractors during the construction of new projects and when significant investments are made to our existing operations. Contractors provide a source of short-term labour, as well as specific construction expertise which is not readily available within our own workforce.
We also make use of contractors to supplement our internal expertise in key areas of our operations. We have a number of long-term partnerships with contractors who undertake critical components of our operation. Contractors are required to comply with our policies and procedures, such as the Code of Conduct and safety procedures, when undertaking work on our sites.
Our use of long-term contractors falls into three broad areas:
- Mining and processing: These are our core functions and we tend to use contractors only to provide a key additional technical resource as needed.
- Maintenance: Contractors are used at most of our sites due, at least in part, to the specialized nature of some maintenance functions. These activities are often cyclical and we do not always staff up internally for these roles.
- Drilling, blasting, security, employee transport and catering: While these functions are important to the operation of our sites, they are frequently contracted out to firms who specialize in these activities.