In early February, we released the Vicinity Jobs monthly hiring index reports and expressed cautious optimism that Ontario’s job market may have bottomed already (read article). Unfortunately, the February numbers (which we just released) dashed our hopes.
Leading Employers to Share Best Practices on March 25th
In the midst of an economic down turn and rising unemployment, there is good news for employers who are thinking ahead about how to prepare for the labour shortages that are predicted within the next several years. The Conference Board of Canada estimates that by 2013, immigration will account for 100% of the labour growth.
Being unemployed is rarely a pleasant experience, but it is particularly hard in recession years. Good news are in a depressingly short supply these days, and maintaining a positive attitude is difficult if you are among the thousands looking for work now. Even when you find and apply for jobs that fit your skills and background, your applications seem to vanish without generating a single response (let alone getting you job interviews).
Yet while the recovery ahead of us may be long and plagued with uncertainties, GTA’s January’s job market reports produced by the Vicinity Jobs Network indicate that the market may have just turned the corner.
On September 3rd (with a federal election looming) Steven Harper announced his Government’s decision to “invest” 80 million dollars into Ford’s future. Everyone looked happy: The Government of Ontario, the Opposition, the CAW… The Opposition and the CAW said that this decision was long overdue.
Many employers are only interested in hearing from applicants with Canadian experience and references. On the face of it, volunteering looks like a good way to get Canadian experience and references. This is why youngsters and new immigrants looking for their first job in
One opportunity to prevent environmental damage that has so far been widely overlooked is the opportunity to take actions that would simply eliminate the need for people to commute. As far as commuting goes, all efforts so far have been focused on accommodating it and reducing its impact, not on curbing it. Some say that commuting is not really preventable, but I would argue that this is exactly the sort of attitude that needs to change for people to really help the environment – and our communities.
When Fairy Lake Jobs – the first Vicinity Jobs Network search engine – was launched in 2006, its objective was to not only get people thinking about the damage inflicted by long distance commuting to our communities and the environment, but to also demonstrate that this damage can be prevented, and serve as an example of how this could be done. Fairy