Hiring process ‘broken’ in many Canadian firms, experts say. What’s the fix? – National

in Jul 20, 2022

As Canada continues to struggle with a nationwide labour shortage, some experts say that the hiring process in several organizations across varied sectors is “broken.” They say the issue has existed for a long time due to companies’ heavy reliance on referrals and was exacerbated by workplace changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more: Unemployment[…]

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Regina police launch new program to hire more female officers

in Jun 27, 2022

Expect to see more women within the Regina Police Service (RPS) now that the law enforcement agency is taking part in a 30×30 Initiative. The North American program aims to have the percentage of women sworn into police positions be at 30 per cent by the year 2030. RPS is one of 176 policing organizations[…]

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Ahead of summer rush, seasonal businesses struggle to find workers – National

in May 23, 2022

Seasonal industries are struggling to ramp up ahead of the busy summer rush as Canada’s rock-bottom unemployment rate and swelling job vacancies create an acute hiring crunch. The shortage of workers comes as operators in the hospitality, retail and recreation sectors expect a strong rebound in customers. Warmer weather, receding COVID-related health concerns, pent-up demand[…]

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Labour shortage looms as B.C. aims for pandemic-rebound summer

in Mar 27, 2022

With the busy summer season on the horizon and British Columbia relaxing COVID-19 restrictions, businesses are scrambling to hire in what was already a tight labour market. The hospitality sector is among those already grappling with staff shortages. That’s expected to worsen once patios open for the season. Kelly Gordon, a partner with the group[…]

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London-based Info-Tech marks 1,000-strong workforce with plans to hire 200 more – London

in Mar 08, 2022

A local technology and advisory firm hit a major milestone this month, announcing its global employee base now exceeds 1,000 people, a number that is expected to grow. Info-Tech Research Group says its workforce grew by some 43 per cent in 2021, with staff working out of its Ridout Street offices in London, as well[…]

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Quebec provides new incentives to attract more daycare workers – Montreal

in Jan 17, 2022

The Quebec government is setting some ambitious hiring goals to make up for a shortage of daycare educators. Family Minister Mathieu Lacombe and Labour Minister Jean Boulet announced plans to hire 18,000 new daycare educators and upgrade the skills of 7,000 current ones. Some major incentives are being offered to attract workers to the[…]

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City of Kingston ready to bolster workforce after pandemic hiring freeze – Kingston

in Nov 24, 2021

The number of municipal employees in the City of Kingston is about to rise. The city is getting ready to spend about $4.5 million to rehire city workers who were either laid off or had their jobs put on a freeze during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 budget estimates include increased staffing costs required[…]

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Calgary retailers offer incentives to find, retain staff for expected busy holiday shopping season – Calgary

in Nov 14, 2021

The Retail Council of Canada is warning that it’s going to be challenging for retailers to find enough staff this holiday shopping season. Stacey Selley hopes this year that people will be heading out and donning more glitter than last year when COVID-19 restrictions had people celebrating at home. The owner of Bamboo Ballroom[…]

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Manitoba restaurants can’t find enough staff to fill openings – Winnipeg

in Jul 13, 2021

Restaurants across Manitoba have a lot of job openings but can’t find enough people to fill them. Thomas Schneider, owner of Tommy’s Pizzeria, is currently open limited hours while he looks for workers. “We’re only open Tuesday to Saturday but I would love to be open Tuesday to Sunday,” Schneider said. “I would love[…]

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Hiring intentions hit all-time high as pandemic restrictions ease: Bank of Canada  – National

in Jul 05, 2021

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 5, 2021 11:18 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ New data from the Bank of Canada show hiring intentions among businesses have hit an all-time high and workers’ confidence[…]

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