Alberta unemployment rate hits 7.3% as job creation becomes election campaign centrepiece

Alberta unemployment rate hits 7.3% as job creation becomes election campaign centrepiece

in Mar 08, 2019

The latest jobs numbers from Statistics Canada remain stagnant in Alberta. Although the province has 3,800 more jobs than it did last month, the trend factors in the creation of 11,500 public-sector jobs and the loss of 7,000 private-sector positions. Alberta’s unemployment rate rose half a percentage point compared to last month, reaching 7.3 per[…]

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Calgary needs $10M to prepare for new NDP workers compensation law – Calgary

Calgary needs $10M to prepare for new NDP workers compensation law – Calgary

in Feb 12, 2019

The City of Calgary has saved nearly $60 million in the workplace by cutting down on jobs and streamlining efficiency, but new provincial legislation may throw off the city’s streamlined system. The Alberta NDP has introduced Bill 30 and now employers must provide suitable, alternative jobs within 3 days for an employee who is unable[…]

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Eastern Alberta communities fear NDP’s oil production cap change will mean job losses

Eastern Alberta communities fear NDP’s oil production cap change will mean job losses

in Jan 29, 2019

Workers in communities like Bonnyville, Lakeland County, Elk Point and Lloydminster are worried changes to Alberta’s oil curtailment formula will cost as many as 1,000 people their jobs. “Everyone’s in kind of a state of panic,” said Kurt Muller, who runs Jacknife Oilfield Services, a transportation and mechanical repair company in Bonnyville. “It’s challenging. Since[…]

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