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People mingle during a job fair in Surrey several years ago. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Job fair helping during serious labour shortage

One million new jobs coming to B.C. in the next decade: gov’t

 

A sign welcomes visitors to Merritt, B.C., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. The city is launching a four-day work week pilot program in hopes of attracting, recruiting and retaining staff for the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Merritt to pilot four-day work week at city hall to attract workers

One-year trial will see city hall closed on Mondays

 

A past Black Press career fair held in Surrey. (Black Press file photo)

Surrey career fair to focus on job opportunities and post-secondary education

Jobseekers encouraged to hit the Surrey Career and Post-Secondary Education fair Sept. 30

 

An excavator from a Wikimedia Commons file. GFL Environmental Inc. has been been handed a record WorksafeBC fine in connection with debris cleanup in the Kootenays. Wikimedia Commons file photo

Clean-up firm slapped with record WorksafeBC fine tied to lack of asbestos protection

WorkSafeBC fines GFL Environmental over $700,000 for infraction on Kimberley job site

An excavator from a Wikimedia Commons file. GFL Environmental Inc. has been been handed a record WorksafeBC fine in connection with debris cleanup in the Kootenays. Wikimedia Commons file photo
In this file photo members of the BC General Employees Union rally outside the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

BCGEU bans overtime work by members as job action intensifies

Union hoping to highlight issues of under-staffing, excessive workload with latest move

In this file photo members of the BC General Employees Union rally outside the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Construction of the new Cascades Casino Delta is well under way, and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is looking to fill hundreds of positions before the facility opens this fall. (James Smith photo)

Five job fairs to fill hundreds of positions at new Delta casino

In-person hiring events to be held in Ladner Aug. 16, 18, 23, 24 and 25

Construction of the new Cascades Casino Delta is well under way, and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is looking to fill hundreds of positions before the facility opens this fall. (James Smith photo)
Shopify Inc. says it will layoff 10 per cent of its workforce because the company misjudged the growth of e-commerce. Shopify Inc. headquarters signage in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘I got this wrong:’ Shopify CEO announces plan to layoff 10 per cent of staff

Layoffs come as buyers revert to pre-pandemic shopping habits

Shopify Inc. says it will layoff 10 per cent of its workforce because the company misjudged the growth of e-commerce. Shopify Inc. headquarters signage in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A Sunwing aircraft is parked at Montreal Trudeau airport in Montreal on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Unifor says the Canadian government should block the WestJet Group’s takeover of Sunwing Airlines Inc. unless it can guarantee job creation and investments in workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Unifor pushes for job guarantees in federal review of Westjet’s takeover of Sunwing

Union concerned acquisition will create lower wages, job instability

A Sunwing aircraft is parked at Montreal Trudeau airport in Montreal on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Unifor says the Canadian government should block the WestJet Group’s takeover of Sunwing Airlines Inc. unless it can guarantee job creation and investments in workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Sumeru Chatterjee, who served as head of content and community for Vancouver-based education technology company Thinkific before he was laid off in April with about 100 others, poses for a photograph in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian tech talent still in demand, despite layoffs and recession predictions

Some companies increasing benefits and modernizing offices to try and draw in sought-after talent

Sumeru Chatterjee, who served as head of content and community for Vancouver-based education technology company Thinkific before he was laid off in April with about 100 others, poses for a photograph in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Hundreds came through the Langley Career and Post-Secondary Education Event, hosted by Black Press Media last Thursday at Langley Events Centre. (Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Black Press career fair well attended

Hundreds gathered at Langley event to learn about employment and educational options

Hundreds came through the Langley Career and Post-Secondary Education Event, hosted by Black Press Media last Thursday at Langley Events Centre. (Black Press Media)
Workers are shown beneath a section of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) a new automated light rail network in Montreal, Wednesday, February 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Unemployment rate falls to new record low as wages ramp up: StatCan

TD Bank economist: ‘The Canadian economy is operating beyond full employment’

Workers are shown beneath a section of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) a new automated light rail network in Montreal, Wednesday, February 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

April jobless rate drops to another new low as economy adds 15K jobs: StatCan

Rate fell to its lowest point since at least 1976, which is as far back as comparable data goes

A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
People cross the street in downtown Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022. As pandemic restrictions are lifted and cases ease, some companies want workers back in the office five days a week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘It won’t change overnight:’ Workers push back as return-to-office plans roll out

Multiple factors can influence how employees respond to the revival of office life

People cross the street in downtown Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022. As pandemic restrictions are lifted and cases ease, some companies want workers back in the office five days a week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations have seen some of the highest job vacancy increases in Canada between 2019 and 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

5 of the 10 jobs with highest vacancy rates in Canada pay less than $20/hour

Nurses, cooks, construction workers among those with highest jump in job openings

Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations have seen some of the highest job vacancy increases in Canada between 2019 and 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
A worker in an office in the financial district The City, in London, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Technological revolution of work during pandemic shows promise and inequality

Statistics Canada warns impacts of the pandemic on work are likely to increase inequality

A worker in an office in the financial district The City, in London, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
Pedestrians walk past Scotia Plaza in the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

Economy adds 337,000 jobs in February, unemployment rate falls to pre-pandemic level

Canada’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 per cent in February

Pedestrians walk past Scotia Plaza in the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
People walk past large letters spelling out UBC at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, on November 22, 2015. Nearly 80 per cent of job openings in British Columbia over the next decade will require some level of post-secondary education, reflecting the changing nature of the economy emphasizing the importance of higher skills. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. expected to have more than 1 million job openings in the next decade

8 out of every 10 new openings in the next decade will require post-secondary or skills training

People walk past large letters spelling out UBC at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, on November 22, 2015. Nearly 80 per cent of job openings in British Columbia over the next decade will require some level of post-secondary education, reflecting the changing nature of the economy emphasizing the importance of higher skills. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

B.C. boasts lowest unemployment rate in Canada as jobs return to pre-pandemic levels

The economy lost 200,000 jobs in January, but B.C.’s unemployment rate remains low

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Bank of Canada to maintain inflation mandate, consider job market in rate decisions

BoC may decide to allow inflation to sit closer to either end of the bank’s target range

Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
GM workers use human assistance automation to weld vehicle doors at the General Motors assembly plant during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oshawa, Ont., on Friday, March 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Jobless rate drops to 6 per cent in November as number of long-term unemployed falls

Gains didn’t take into account the flooding situation in British Columbia which happened after survey

GM workers use human assistance automation to weld vehicle doors at the General Motors assembly plant during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oshawa, Ont., on Friday, March 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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