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Ontario’s ‘eye-popping’ shift to low-wage work

It’s one of the most excruciating decisions single mom Jodi Dean has ever made: choosing between the unpredictable, $13-an-hour job her family relied on, and More...

Business leaders wrestle with solving youth unemployment: James

Zabeen Hirji, the chief human resources officer for RBC, couldn’t help noting: It’s a summer’s day, early in the morning, it’s raining, and the Pan More...

Filling the ICT skills gap

Emma Okonji writes that the collaboration between Lagos State Government and Samsung Engineering Academy to train future-ready Nigerians on practical skills acquisition is a sure More...

Spurring a manufacturing boom in Quebec could take more than just a weak Canadian dollar

MONTREAL – For BONE Structure, a Laval, Que.-based home designer and builder, the U.S. building permits it expects in the coming days are arriving at More...

ILO, varsities chart path to better deal at work

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and some universities around the world are meeting to chart policies that will deliver a better work environment for workers. More...

Please Mind The (Skills) Gap

The Emerging Workforce Study from Spherion Reveals Workers Feel Insecure About Their Job Skills, Career Advancement ATLANTA, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — For years, employers More...

Canada’s economy loses 6,400, but jobless rate holds steady at 6.8%

OTTAWA – Canadian hiring eased back in June, but only marginally, following a huge jump the previous month – leaving the employment rate in a More...

America built on freedom, democracy—and the backs of skilled trades workers

Pundits and politicians often make comments about the concepts that define America, such as freedom or democracy, but maybe more attention should be given to More...

South African girls get head start in technology [analysis]

A national skills programme is changing the lives of young South African women and is proving that no job is too tough for girls. Through More...

Public sector ‘crowding out’ private job growth, hampering employment opportunities in Canada

OTTAWA – It may seem counterintuitive in an era of government fiscal restraint, but growth in Canada’s public sector is still outpacing private hiring. That More...

Sharing economy allows ’employers’ such as Uber to avoid obligations to workers

The sharing economy – where users share access to services – has turned traditional industries such as taxi services and travel accommodation on their heads. More...

Hillary Clinton lauds apprenticeships as solution to youth unemployment

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wants to invest in the future of America’s youth by turning back to an old idea. At a South Carolina technical More...