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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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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Manpower survey suggests ‘period of vigorous opportunity’ for those job hunting in Ontario

in May 20, 2022

The latest hiring study from the ManpowerGroup is indicating that job seekers in Ontario should expect “a period of vigorous opportunity” for the third quarter of 2022, thanks to businesses “adjusting well” to the volatility experienced amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest Employment Outlook Survey says over 50 per cent of employers plan to hire between[…]

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Thousands expected to attend City of Calgary youth job fair – Calgary

in Apr 07, 2022

The Big Four Building at Stampede Park is expected to be bustling again Thursday afternoon as young job seekers file in to meet prospective employers. Some 4500 jobs are up for grabs as the 24th annual youth hiring fair returns as an in-person event, put on by the City of Calgary’s Youth Employment Centre. 88[…]

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Worker-led organization highlights job opportunities for oil and gas workers in green energy sector

in Mar 25, 2022

Iron & Earth is an organization led by oil and gas workers. This week, it launched a website to encourage and inspire people working in the fossil fuel sector to consider taking the skills they already have and use them for jobs in the green energy industry. The organization has created a climate career portal.[…]

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$2M for services to help Indigenous job seekers in Saskatchewan

in Nov 17, 2021

The Saskatchewan government announced on Wednesday that it will be providing roughly $2 million to support employment services for Indigenous and Métis job seekers in the province. Officials said the funding is for one year and aims to facilitate industry-led training programs and employability supports to 400 residents from the Prince Albert Grand Council[…]

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Most of Canada’s job losses are in part-time work. Why that may lead to labour shortages – National

in Jun 04, 2021

The Canadian economy saw a second straight month of job losses in May, and most of the positions shed were in part-time work, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. While provinces look to ease COVID-19 restrictions in the coming months, economists warn recouping these lost jobs may not happen so quickly, which[…]

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A workplace resignation boom may be looming. Here’s why

in May 16, 2021

After burning the candle at both ends before the COVID-19 pandemic and for months during the lockdown and restrictions, Karen Gladden Barre decided that enough was enough. The North Vancouver mother of three stepped back from her job running operations and marketing at her husband’s technology company to spend more time with family and[…]

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Nursing graduates start careers in the midst of pandemic – Winnipeg

in May 14, 2021

The road to graduation hasn’t been a typical one for nursing students, but for graduate Hannah Payumo, it’s made her even more passionate about the profession. “Being so close to the end of my program, I really just wanted to say, ‘Put me in, coach.’ I really want to be there,” Payumo said. It[…]

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Peterborough summer job market likely to ramp up later than usual: Workforce Development Board – Peterborough

in May 06, 2021

When it comes to summer employment for youths, a normal year would yield a wide array of openings in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. However, 2021 isn’t a normal year as the pandemic forges on and a current stay-at-home order with restrictions remains in place across Ontario. That said, there are still jobs out there[…]

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