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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Young Canadians hoping to move up find hybrid work model challenging – National

in Apr 06, 2022

After working remotely since starting a new job at the beginning of the year, Madison Rogers was excited to get into the office in March and spend time collaborating with her co-workers at Toronto-based Fuse Create. “I felt energized meeting my co-workers in person, I’m even more motivated to do good work,” she said in an[…]

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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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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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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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