Canadian workers leaving pandemic-stricken sectors. Where are they going? – National

in Jul 28, 2022

Restaurants, airlines, schools and nursing homes are at the sharp end of a labour crunch that’s afflicted employers all year long. In June, the unemployment rate fell to a record low of 4.9 per cent, tightening the screws on an economy with more  Sabung Ayam Online positions than it could fill. Amid a prolonged pandemic,[…]

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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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Niverville, Man. to address labour shortage by removing language barrier – Winnipeg

in Jul 12, 2022

A Manitoba community is looking to attract more workers to meet a labour shortage, and in order to do so, the town’s council is working to remove a potential barrier. Niverville Mayor Myron Dyck told Global News the town is covering the cost of English classes for potential new workers who may not have enough[…]

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London, Ont. jobless rate rose to 5.7% in June, Statistics Canada says – London

in Jul 08, 2022

The unemployment rate in London, Ont., rose again for the second straight month in June. According to Statistics Canada, London lost 1,600 jobs last month, resulting in the unemployment rate rising to 5.7 per cent in June from 5.2 per cent in May. Read more: Canada’s economy grew 0.3% in April, but signs of May[…]

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Some Montrealers are pivoting careers while the city copes with labour shortages

in Jul 08, 2022

As COVID-19 ripped through Quebec’s short-staffed and ill-prepared nursing homes at the beginning of the pandemic, David S. Landsman was among the province’s hailed “guardian angels” in health care who rushed to the front lines. The orderly was deployed from his position on a psychiatric unit at a Montreal hospital and left his other job[…]

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42 newcomers graduate from N.B. Skills Launch program – New Brunswick

in Jun 29, 2022

It was a day of celebration for the students who participated in the Skills Launch program. The program was a joint effort by the Multicultural Association of Fredericton and the New Brunswick Multicultural Council Inc. to help newcomers gain English as a second language and workplace essential skills. On Wednesday, 42 participants graduated at a[…]

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Lethbridge job fair highlights current labour market favours job seekers – Lethbridge

in Jun 23, 2022

With resumes in hand, job seekers like Gins Thomas flocked to the Teamworks Career Centre  job fair on Thursday. “I kind of feel like it’s hard to get the jobs through online, so here we can talk to each other and be in front of each other. “We can explain a bit more detail, in[…]

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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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Women lead job growth as unemployment rate dips to 5.1% – National

in Jun 10, 2022

The unemployment rate across Canada dropped to a new low of 5.1 per cent in May amid a jump in jobs for women, according to the latest Labour Force Survey results. Statistics Canada said Friday morning that the country added 40,000 jobs last month. The agency said that women across all age groups made up[…]

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A Halifax woman and how her disability impacts her finding work – Halifax

in May 30, 2022

Halifax resident KJ St. Coeur-Dowe says finding employment wasn’t easy. “I am completely blind and have limited mobility and I have a hearing impairment,” they said. “I had to stop university due to financial reasons so I was looking (for a job) and kept facing a brick wall — not being able to go to[…]

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