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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‘Double-edged sword’: Okanagan workforce braces for record number of people retiring – Okanagan

in Apr 27, 2022

People who live in the Okanagan are a little older than the rest of the country. According to Census information released by Statistics Canada on Tuesday, Penticton, B.C., is the oldest city with an average age of over 48.9 years old. In Vernon, the average age is around 47.2 years and in Kelowna residents are[…]

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Central Okanagan unemployment rate sixth lowest in Canada – Okanagan

in Dec 03, 2021

Statistics Canada has released its monthly job numbers and found that Kelowna had an unemployment rate of 4.4 per cent. Local business owners are not surprised at the unemployment rate in the Central Okanagan. Read more: Restaurants still struggling as unemployment nears pre-COVID-19 levels: industry body Amarjit Singh Lalli owns multiple small businesses in[…]

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Coronavirus: Time to Buy B.C. strategy asking consumers to research products, see if they’re truly local

Coronavirus: Time to Buy B.C. strategy asking consumers to research products, see if they’re truly local

in Apr 18, 2020

When it comes to shopping, don’t be oblivious when buying — see if it’s locally made. That’s the bottom-line sentence of a business strategy titled Time to Buy British Columbia. The plan says with job losses occurring because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever to support local or made-in-B.C. businesses, and[…]

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‘We’re not firing on all cylinders’: South Okanagan hospitality industry faces labour shortage

‘We’re not firing on all cylinders’: South Okanagan hospitality industry faces labour shortage

in Mar 14, 2019

[ad_1] Tourists planning to vacation in the South Okanagan this summer could have their trip hampered by labour shortages plaguing the hospitality industry. Accommodators, restaurants, and wineries in Oliver and Osoyoos continue to struggle to recruit the level of staff needed to fully run their operations during the busy tourism season. At a job fair[…]

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‘We promote the best person for the job and, quite often, that’s a woman’: A surge in Shuswap female firefighters – Okanagan

‘We promote the best person for the job and, quite often, that’s a woman’: A surge in Shuswap female firefighters – Okanagan

in Feb 06, 2019

[ad_1] According to several online statistics, less than five per cent of firefighters in Canada are women. However, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District says it is working hard to ensure that gender doesn’t define a great firefighter. Case in point: Kara Slous, an on-call firefighter at the Tappen-Sunnybrae Fire Department. “I was a South Shuswap[…]

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Penticton CAO announces departure for private sector – Okanagan

Penticton CAO announces departure for private sector – Okanagan

in Jan 09, 2019

[ad_1] It didn’t state why, but a City of Penticton press release says chief administrative officer Peter Weeber will be leaving public life for the private sector in March. The 10-sentence announcement was made Wednesday morning. “Peter will be missed,” Penticton mayor John Vassilaki said in the press release. “Council was very much looking forward[…]

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