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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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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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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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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Freshii introduces ‘Percy’ virtual cashier, outsourcing jobs to Central America  

in Apr 27, 2022

Ordering at your local Freshii may look a little different next time you stop in at the healthy fast-food alternative. The Toronto-based company has launched “Percy” a virtual cashier who takes your order and payment. “Unlike a kiosk or a pre-ordering app, which removes human jobs entirely, Percy allows for the face-to-face customer experience, that[…]

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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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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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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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Canadians young and old left behind in pandemic jobs recovery – National

in Mar 23, 2022

The latest jobs numbers from Statistics Canada showed the country passed a significant milestone in February: the unemployment rate had dropped back to lows not seen since the COVID-19 pandemic knocked the labour force down to size two years ago. But while Canadian employment appears to have recovered to pre-pandemic levels overall, today’s labour force[…]

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