Modest gains in employment: Labour Force Survey April 2013 In April, the Canadian economy managed net job gains last month with employment and wages firming in some sectors, such as professional and scientific services. However, overall employment changed little and the unemployment rate remained at 7.2 percent. Among youths aged 15-24, employment declined by 19.
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Ontario Government plans to create jobs and opportunity for youth The new Ontario government launched its comprehensive Youth Jobs Strategy, which is part of the government’s plan to help Ontario’s young people succeed and build a prosperous and fair Ontario. The strategy would focus on: Ontario Youth Employment Fund – creating new job opportunities for.
Findings from PwC’s NextGen: A Global Generational Study Recently released findings from PwC’s NextGen: A global generational study both confirm and dispel stereotypes about the generation that were born between 1980-1995. Major findings of the study included the following: Gen Y want greater flexibility – this includes the ability to shift work hours; the option.
Tapping into the best sources for talent referral Sometimes the best sources for talent referral are not easily accessible; however by leveraging the power of the “systematic sourcing principle”, recruiters will experience solid staffing results. The fundamental of this principle is to “understand your candidate sources and rank them based on chance to lead to.
Coming to terms with Gen Y’s career expectations and priorities By the age of 30 people in this cohort have changed jobs three times as often as those in older groups. When asking people in this group about their preferences, two reasons are provided for changing jobs. The first has to do with companies that.
Canada’s problem is not a labour shortage Evidence suggests that skills shortages certainly exist in some area (accounting) or provinces (Saskatchewan); however, the real problem that Canada faces is not a labour shortage but rather a country that is not efficiently using its existing labour pool. Benjamin Tal, deputy chief economist at CIBC World Markets.
Young adults being left in the dust Today’s grads, the demographic group Generation Y face a particulary intense version of the country’s income growth challenge. According to a report by the Globe, young adults today really do “have it tougher.” Tuition and house prices have been rising at higher rates than income, and student debt.
Industries and educational institutions working together to funnel students into vacant jobs With the country’s skilled-labour shortage worsening, institutions across the country are working ever closer with companies and in more creative partnerships in order to fuel economic growth and put more students into vacant jobs. Institutions like SAIT, are designing new programs with companies.
Dealing with the growing issue of “jobs without people” At a time of high unemployment and underemployment for far too many young people, aboriginals and recent immigrants, Canada needs an up-to-date labour market information system that identifies genuine skill shortages by detailed occupation and by region. According to Andrew Jackson, Packer Professor of Social Justice.
Labour force survey shows employment gains in February Employment increased in February and was spread between full-time and part-time work. Gains were in the scientific and technical services; accommodation and food services; public administration; and agriculture. Provincially, employment increased in Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, while Manitoba saw a.