Kelowna’s unemployment rate continued to fall in May – Okanagan

in Jun 14, 2022

Kelowna’s unemployment rate continued to fall in May, as roughly 3,000 more people started work, according to the latest Labour Force Survey. The unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 per cent in May compared with 5.3 per cent in April, Statistics Canada’s report indicated. In March the number sat at 6.7 per cent, while in February[…]

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Recipe for success: Lethbridge chef reflects on career following national recognition – Lethbridge

in Dec 15, 2021

Chef Doug Overes, chair of the School of Culinary Arts at Lethbridge College, is adding to his collection of accolades after earning the Canadian Culinary Federation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He was nominated by fellow chef Jeremy Luypen, the executive winery chef at Summerhill Winery in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley. “There are a lot of gentlemen,[…]

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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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Lethbridge a ‘really affordable’ community: living wage report – Lethbridge

in Nov 03, 2021

Making a living wage in some Alberta communities is easer than in others, according to a new report. On Monday, the Alberta Living Wage Network (ALWN) launched its first-ever report highlighting 12 communities across the province. “Living wage for communities is essentially the dollar value that somebody needs to be paid in order to[…]

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Thinking about retirement? Why preparing emotionally is as important as financial planning

in Sep 02, 2021

Donald Smith wasn’t ready to retire. At 71 years old, he was still running his business and meeting with clients. It was the interactions with people that kept him working. “I thought I was going to live forever,” laughed Smith. “It was my wife that said, ‘We’re not going to live forever. One of us[…]

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NPower program in N.S. helping youth find their technological edge – Halifax

in Aug 16, 2021

A charitable organization that provides underprivileged, diverse youth in the community with free, in-demand digital and professional skills training and connects them to career opportunities with some of Canada’s largest employers is set to start its second class in Halifax. “For our program, you don’t have to have any tech background to be successful.[…]

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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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‘We all quit’: Burger King’s disgruntled staff quits via giant sign – National

in Jul 13, 2021

Fed-up Burger King staff walked off the job in Lincoln, Neb., last week, after giving their boss — and everyone else — an approximately 50-foot-high resignation letter. “We all quit,” the sign outside the Nebraska restaurant read Monday. “Sorry for the inconvenience.” It was a crowning moment for the now-former Burger King employees, who[…]

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More jobs than workers in service industry right now as Saskatchewan lifts COVID-19 restrictions

in Jul 12, 2021

As COVID-19 public health restrictions lift in Saskatchewan people are slowly venturing out and looking for a sense of normalcy, but some places may be short-staffed as restaurants struggle to hire. It’s all hands on deck on the patio at O’Shea’s Irish Pub in Saskatoon, which recently hired a number of positions ahead of[…]

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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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