Kenney says feds’ throne speech ignores oil industry in crisis, doubles down ‘on policies that will kill jobs’

Kenney says feds’ throne speech ignores oil industry in crisis, doubles down ‘on policies that will kill jobs’

in Sep 24, 2020

The policy objectives laid out in the federal government’s throne speech virtually ignored a Canadian energy sector in crisis and will result in job losses, Alberta’s premier said in a statement issued Wednesday night. “Alberta is disappointed that instead of listening to Canada’s provinces, the federal government doubled down on policies that will kill[…]

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Many Canadians will turn to debt when government benefits run out, survey suggests – National

Many Canadians will turn to debt when government benefits run out, survey suggests – National

in Sep 16, 2020

A large number of Canadians receiving emergency government assistance will turn to debt to meet their needs when those benefits run out, a new survey suggests. Read more: Household debt ratio drops to 158% of disposable income, down from 175% The survey, which was commissioned by insolvency firm MNP Ltd. earlier this month, found[…]

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‘Conservative’ hiring climate expected for Hamilton area in the 4th quarter of 2020: survey – Hamilton

‘Conservative’ hiring climate expected for Hamilton area in the 4th quarter of 2020: survey – Hamilton

in Sep 08, 2020

A company that pairs up skilled talent with employers expects a “moderate” hiring climate in the greater Hamilton area for the remainder of 2020. Manpower employment released its hiring forecast for the last quarter of this year and anticipates a “conservative hiring pace,” with just five per cent of respondents planning on adding to[…]

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‘Cautious’ hiring climate projected for Peterborough area in 4th quarter of 2020: survey – Peterborough

‘Cautious’ hiring climate projected for Peterborough area in 4th quarter of 2020: survey – Peterborough

in Sep 08, 2020

A new survey suggests Peterborough-area employers are expecting a “cautious” hiring climate for the fourth quarter of 2020. The latest Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey shows that five per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter. Another 10 per cent anticipate cutbacks. Read more: Canada adds 246K new jobs in August,[…]

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Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate the lowest in Canada

Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate the lowest in Canada

in Sep 04, 2020

As economic recovery continues amid the coronavirus pandemic, Saskatchewan has the lowest unemployment rate in the country. Job numbers released by Statistics Canada Friday show Saskatchewan’s jobless rate at 7.9 per cent for August. Among the provinces, close behind are Manitoba at 8.1 per cent, Quebec at 8.7 per cent and 9.4 per cent.[…]

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Winnipeg recruiting agency seeing job market come back to life – Winnipeg

Winnipeg recruiting agency seeing job market come back to life – Winnipeg

in Sep 01, 2020

A Winnipeg-based recruiting agency says business is booming as of late and believes it signals an economy recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. Kevin Gill, president of Staffmax Staffing & Recruiting, said he is placing more workers now than before the pandemic hit. “We’re still in COVID, yet we’re getting more requests for employees than[…]

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