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The right people for the right economy

In the world of economic development there’s a constant effort to better link people, their skills and job opportunities to ensure workers have access to More...

Where are the answers?

Knowledge Exchange on Workforce and the Economy – Building Collaboration through Conversation Monday morning begins a very exciting week. Since late spring I have been More...

A closer look at America’s aging workforce

More older Americans want to work than ever before. There is no question that economic stresses have delayed retirement and driven older people to keep More...

How to make sure the next generation is better off than we are

Tackling our long-term education crisis is just as vital as tackling our short-term jobs crisis. Every once in a while–and it does not happen very More...

Attracting Professor Smith: The key to community prosperity…

Meet ‘Professor Smith’, a pseudonym for an academic superstar who has published more paradigm altering papers before the age of 35 than most academics are More...

The end of the “female-friendly” workplace

To attract and retain female workers, start thinking in terms of policies and incentives for all your employees–not just the women. An overview of some More...

Going to college: Not just a good investment, but the best investment

“Regardless of the cost, college still matters.” That’s the headline from a new report today from the Hamilton Project, which provides yet another affirmative answer to More...

New immigrant? Meet small business

Andrey Bolgov assumed he would be a desirable candidate for a job with a big Canadian company when he immigrated to Canada in 2009. But More...

Canada needs a national workforce strategy

I’ve been searching the web to see what provinces in Canada have a national workforce strategy. I found that Canadian provinces have been very proactive More...

Empowering young women by teaching to code

Whitney Pastorek at Fast Company looks at how Girls Who Code gives young women in New York City gives young women an opportunity to explore and build More...

Review: The Coming Jobs War

Whether it is politicians, educators, business owners, union leaders, or neighbours talking over the fence, conversations about people and employment tend to make the top More...

How will Baxter change manufacturing?

I initially heard about Baxter during my commute last Monday, as technology expert Jesse Hirsh did his weekly piece on CBC Radio One’s Metro Morning. More...