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Job growth for new college grads

Marilyn Geewax from NPR looks at the sudden surge in hiring new college grads, despite slower job growth in April. Read full story

From coal to code

Erica Peterson from NPR looks at the growing number of laid-off coal miners in Kentucky who are finding unexpected careers in coding. Read full story

Millennials, the largest US generation

Ben Schiller from Fastcoexist looks at how millennials are now the largest generation living in the United States. Read full story

Why gender parity could be a massive boost to the GDP

Lydia Dishman from Fast Company looks at how gender equality could add trillions to the worldwide economy and why we are holding back. Read the More...

Best jobs in Canada for 2016

Canadian Business recently released the best jobs in Canada for 2016. Read the full story

Are university degrees still useful?

The idea that a university degree in Canada will automatically get you a prestigious and high paying job has arguably been debunked – leading many More...

Working in 2020

What will your job look like in the future? Markedly different, according to the World Economy Forum’s recent report, ‘The Future of Jobs and Skills,’ More...

These are the industries with the most jobs

Lydia Dishman at Fast Company examines a recent report that highlights which jobs are in demand and where. Topping the list is a rise in More...

What the U.S. can learn from the way Germany trains its workforce

Katherine S. Newman and Hella Winston at Fast Company look at how the U.S can learn how to build a skilled industrial labour force by More...

The Higher ED Blog: Barriers faced by immigrant women entrepreneurs

Longer life expectancies and decreasing birth rates have left Canada’s workforce in a precarious place. Immigration is often touted as the solution, but that solution More...

Site Selectors Enthusiastic About Palm Beach County

A panel of four site selectors gave a positive endorsement of Palm Beach County as a place to do business during the Business Development Board’s More...

The Higher ED Blog: How your local library can support economic development

At last month’s Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) Conference, I had the pleasure of arranging and attending a field trip to the Toronto Public More...