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ICBC workers vote for job action

ICBC workers vote for job action

Union members at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) have voted 87% in favour of job action, the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union , Local 378 (COPE 378) said this morning.
Feds protect workers’ long-term disability benefits

Feds protect workers’ long-term disability benefits

Labour Minister Lisa Raitt has announced an initiative presented in the federal government’s Economic Action Plan 2012 to protect employees’ long-term disability benefits.

Looming worker shortage in B.C. calls for a better immigration system

While the B.C. unemployment rate is still a far cry from the record-breaking 4.3% of five years ago, there is a shift happening in the labour market that invokes memories of 2007 all over again. A number of industry associations in B.C. have returned to their pre-downturn rhetoric and are warning that another labour shortage is just around the corner.

“Project rich, people poor”

Shortage of skilled labour leads to innovative recruiting programs such as scholarships for university students
An elephant in the north

An elephant in the north

Job opportunities are forcing northern employers to discuss strategies for attracting workers
Is the BC Jobs Plan working?

Is the BC Jobs Plan working?

Liberals take credit for 39,900 new jobs created in B.C. during the last year, but critics say the provincial government is riding a wave generated by earlier policies and socio-economic factors
Vancouver, Surrey sign MOU on aboriginal employment

Vancouver, Surrey sign MOU on aboriginal employment

In an attempt to create training and employment opportunities for aboriginal residents, the City of Vancouver and the City of Surrey this week signed a memorandum of understanding with the Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCE
Line between work and home blurring: Randstad

Line between work and home blurring: Randstad

Canadians’ work and private lives are increasingly overlapping, according to survey results released this morning from Randstad ’s latest Global Workmonitor survey.
Work overload is greatest barrier to innovation: survey

Work overload is greatest barrier to innovation: survey

While organizations need an influx of fresh ideas, their efforts may be hindered as staff are often too busy juggling their day-to-day responsibilities and dealing with problems that arise, according to a new Robert Half International survey.
Outward bound: B.C. brain drain flows east

Outward bound: B.C. brain drain flows east

Gap between salaries and cost of living resulting in the province losing more interprovincial migrants than it's gaining for the first time in nearly a decade