New federal provincial program expected to create 22,000 jobs in Alberta

in May 19, 2021

The Alberta government says a new jobs program will encourage private and non-profit businesses to hire staff over the next year and help the economy recover. Premier Jason Kenney says the Alberta Jobs Now program will help 22,000 people get back to work. He calls it the “largest jobs training program in Alberta’s history”‘[…]

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A workplace resignation boom may be looming. Here’s why

in May 16, 2021

After burning the candle at both ends before the COVID-19 pandemic and for months during the lockdown and restrictions, Karen Gladden Barre decided that enough was enough. The North Vancouver mother of three stepped back from her job running operations and marketing at her husband’s technology company to spend more time with family and[…]

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Nursing graduates start careers in the midst of pandemic – Winnipeg

in May 14, 2021

The road to graduation hasn’t been a typical one for nursing students, but for graduate Hannah Payumo, it’s made her even more passionate about the profession. “Being so close to the end of my program, I really just wanted to say, ‘Put me in, coach.’ I really want to be there,” Payumo said. It[…]

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London-St. Thomas unemployment rate soars to 8.2% in April – London

in May 07, 2021

The London-St. Thomas unemployment rate increased more than a full percentage point to 8.2 per cent in April, up from 7 per cent in March. It marks the second straight month the jobless rate has increased in the region, though it’s still well below the pandemic high of 12.6 per cent last June. Read[…]

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Peterborough summer job market likely to ramp up later than usual: Workforce Development Board – Peterborough

in May 06, 2021

When it comes to summer employment for youths, a normal year would yield a wide array of openings in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. However, 2021 isn’t a normal year as the pandemic forges on and a current stay-at-home order with restrictions remains in place across Ontario. That said, there are still jobs out there[…]

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Jobs and work experience hard to find for high school students during pandemic

in May 04, 2021

Emma Matiejewski has been trying to get a job. That hasn’t been easy for the 18-year-old in Edmonton, Alta. “So far I’ve only gotten two interviews,” said Matiejewski, “and the two interviews I have gotten, no luck. “With the pandemic, people aren’t really hiring.” Read more: Alberta’s current COVID-19 status worse than every province[…]

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