The myth of Harper’s job creation record

1.3 million Canadians are unemployed, youth unemployment is persistently high and 3 million people live in poverty

The myth of Harper’s job creation recordWith close to 46, 000 Canadians getting pink slips in December, Canadians are getting the picture that the economy is not as rosy as the Harper government says it is. We have been fed the myth that our economy is not only doing fine, but that we are world leaders. Unfortunately, we are not. We…

Labour shortages not about a shortage of workers

The mismatch actually reflects the pool of available skills and what employers seek when looking to fill vacant positions

Labour shortages not about a shortage of workersVANCOUVER, BC, Jan 23, 2014/ Troy Media/ - An odd feature of today’s economy is the juxtaposition of widespread concerns about talent and labour shortages together with evidence that the incomes of many workers are under downward pressure. While CEOs, human resource managers, and business gurus proclaim that recruiting, retaining and motivating skilled employees is…

There is plenty of work out there

But not that many jobs

There is plenty of work out thereVANCOUVER, BC, Jan 21, 2014/ Troy Media/ - A recently graduated mining engineer is upset that, in spite of best efforts, he cannot find a job. A middle aged, well qualified administrative assistant is laid off by an educational institution and can’t get more than part-time temporary work. She is thinking of getting a degree…

The plight of the overeducated worker

At 27%, Canada has one of the highest rates of over-qualification in the world

The plight of the overeducated workerVANCOUVER, BC, Jan 13, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Statistics Canada’s latest Labour Force Survey points to a softening in the job market. Across many advanced economies, employment has been slow to recover from the punishing blow delivered by the 2008-09 recession, with young adults in particular shouldering much of the burden. Canada has done better…

Enhance your personal performance using hypnosis

Enhance your personal performance using hypnosisFebruary 1, 2013 AIRDRIE, AB, Feb. 1, 2013/ Troy Media/ - To train the body to the limits of its capabilities without simultaneously training the mind is to invite, at best, mediocrity. Sports psychologists have claimed that, for Olympic teams, 80 per cent of an athlete's performance is in the mind. Such belief has been…

Why it pays to be a government worker in Alberta

Why it pays to be a government worker in AlbertaJanuary 23, 2013 By Jason Clemens and Amela Karabegovic The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 23, 2013/ Troy Media/ - More than three years after the end of the recession and Alberta's provincial government continues to struggle with deficits which, as of the last quarterly update, could reach $3 billion. Relying on revenues to rebound…

Self-employment in Alberta drifting down

Self-employment in Alberta drifting downJanuary 7, 2013 CALGARY, AB, Jan. 7, 2013/ Troy Media/ - The rate of self-employment tends to rise in the hard times and fall during the good, as companies either contract or expand their payrolls. But in Alberta, the chance of being self-employed is also affected by where you live. Last year, more than a…

Edmonton’s employment dropped in December

Alberta's Business

Edmonton’s employment dropped in DecemberJanuary 5, 2013 EDMONTON, AB, Jan. 5, 2013/ Troy Media/ - Employment in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) edged down in December 2012 as job losses in the goods producing sector outweighed gains in services related sectors. Industries related to construction, manufacturing and energy showed lower employment in December, while employment in financial services…

Alberta job market cools its heels

Alberta's Business

Alberta job market cools its heelsJanuary 5, 2013 CALGARY, AB, Jan. 5, 2013/ Troy Media/ - Thousands of new Albertans arrive each quarter because of the hot labour situation in the province. But judging by the most recent numbers, the jobs market may be cooling just a bit. In December, there were 6,100 fewer jobs in Alberta than there were…

Innovative “local” firms can power local economies

Innovative “local” firms can power local economiesJanuary 4, 2013 TORONTO, ON, Jan. 4, 2013/ Troy Media/ - Canadians are constantly barraged with news stories about Canada's apparently dismal productivity record. They are also repeatedly given news that one politician or another is handing out money for 'innovation'. In fact, provinces have special advisory bodies attached to their Premier's offices to help…
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