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Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Bank of Canada to maintain inflation mandate, consider job market in rate decisions

BoC may decide to allow inflation to sit closer to either end of the bank’s target range

 

GM workers use human assistance automation to weld vehicle doors at the General Motors assembly plant during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oshawa, Ont., on Friday, March 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Jobless rate drops to 6 per cent in November as number of long-term unemployed falls

Gains didn’t take into account the flooding situation in British Columbia which happened after survey

 

Employees at packing stations are seen at Amazon’s Kent, Wash., fulfillment center on June 11, 2020. Ken Lambert | The Seattle Times

COLUMN: Commercials fall short of portraying a positive workplace

A couple of recent television commercials for Amazon show a dismal view…

 

People dine at a restaurant in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Economy added 31,000 jobs in October, unemployment rate hits pandemic-era low

The economy added 31,000 jobs in October, Statistics Canada reported Friday, bringing…

People dine at a restaurant in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Innovator Skills Initiative provides B.C. companies with grants of up to $10,000 to hire people for technology and technology-enabled jobs.

B.C. businesses can get up to $10,000 per employee by providing jobs for underrepresented people

B.C. companies that are hiring for a tech position can get up…

  • Oct 25, 2021
The Innovator Skills Initiative provides B.C. companies with grants of up to $10,000 to hire people for technology and technology-enabled jobs.
Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, speaks at a restaurant in Delta, B.C., on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. leads in job creation numbers, but more work ahead, says recovery minister

Kahlon says the provincial jobless rate has fallen below six per cent

Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, speaks at a restaurant in Delta, B.C., on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Canada adds 157,000 jobs in September, returning to pre-pandemic levels

The country’s unemployment rate fell to 6.9 per cent

A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Visitors have poured back on to the beaches of the Tofino area, but an inability to attract and keep staff is preventing local businesses from being able to take full advantage. (John McKinley file)

Staffing shortages have businesses in B.C. tourist mecca struggling to stay open

As visitors flood back into Tofino, business owners struggle to find people to serve them

Visitors have poured back on to the beaches of the Tofino area, but an inability to attract and keep staff is preventing local businesses from being able to take full advantage. (John McKinley file)
Co-founders of the app Stint, brothers Sam, left, and Sol Schlagman, sit on a couch, at their headquarters in Camden, London, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. With Britain facing a pandemic and Brexit-induced labor shortage, some apps that recruit gig workers are playing a role in alleviating this shortage, such as Stint. In the U.S., similar apps addressing the pandemic-induced labor shortage are Gig Pro and Instaworks.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Gig apps offer part-time, no-commitment work in a pandemic economy

Apps are helping form an ultra-short-term worker-employee relationships

Co-founders of the app Stint, brothers Sam, left, and Sol Schlagman, sit on a couch, at their headquarters in Camden, London, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. With Britain facing a pandemic and Brexit-induced labor shortage, some apps that recruit gig workers are playing a role in alleviating this shortage, such as Stint. In the U.S., similar apps addressing the pandemic-induced labor shortage are Gig Pro and Instaworks.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
In this Sept. 23, 2011 photo, cashier Joyce Mackie bags groceries as a customer uses a self-serve checkout station at a Big Y supermarket in Manchester, Conn. A growing number of supermarket chains are bagging their self-serve checkout lanes, saying they can offer better customer service when clerks help shoppers directly. Big Y Foods, which has more than 60 southern New England locations, recently became the latest to announce it’s phasing them out. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

COLUMN: Automated checkouts are altering the job market

There has been a growing opposition to these devices, especially in the past few months

In this Sept. 23, 2011 photo, cashier Joyce Mackie bags groceries as a customer uses a self-serve checkout station at a Big Y supermarket in Manchester, Conn. A growing number of supermarket chains are bagging their self-serve checkout lanes, saying they can offer better customer service when clerks help shoppers directly. Big Y Foods, which has more than 60 southern New England locations, recently became the latest to announce it’s phasing them out. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Conservative MP Tom Kmiec waves to the crowd during the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary, Friday, July 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Newborn daughter’s death inspires MP’s bill on bereavement leave for parents

Conservative MP Tom Kmiec says a day or two off not enough for some grieving parents

Conservative MP Tom Kmiec waves to the crowd during the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary, Friday, July 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Students walk to school at the Durham College campus and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Despite economic reopening, students still worry about lack of summer work

Concerns raised about the ability of young people to earn enough to help cover tuition in the fall

Students walk to school at the Durham College campus and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The economy lost almost 213,000 jobs in January but in February regained those numbers and added many more in Canada. (Pixabay)

Unemployment rate falls in February to lowest since March 2020: StatsCan

The Canadian economy added 259,000 new jobs this February

The economy lost almost 213,000 jobs in January but in February regained those numbers and added many more in Canada. (Pixabay)
The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce hosted its first in a series of town halls Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. (Chamber photo)

Town hall focuses on Vernon’s economic recovery

A trio of politicians discussed how the city and province can bounce back from COVID-19

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce hosted its first in a series of town halls Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. (Chamber photo)
A worker smooths concrete at a housing development in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Canada’s unemployment rate rose in January to highest level since August

The nation’s economy lost almost 213,000 jobs in January alone

A worker smooths concrete at a housing development in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Vernon’s Terry Konopada changed his life after a mild heart attack and re-entered the employment world courtesy of help and support from WorkBC. (Photo submitted)

Terry of All Trades: Vernon man finds the right fit

After some health issues, Terry Konopada turned his life around with help and support from WorkBC

Vernon’s Terry Konopada changed his life after a mild heart attack and re-entered the employment world courtesy of help and support from WorkBC. (Photo submitted)
Chamber calls for internet boost in Splatsin-Enderby

Chamber calls for internet boost in Splatsin-Enderby

Chamber seeks equitable access to education resources in budget recommendations to province

Chamber calls for internet boost in Splatsin-Enderby
A woman checks out a job advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS - Nathan Denette)

Central Okanagan adds 3,600 jobs in July: Statistics Canada

The region’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 10 per cent in July

A woman checks out a job advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS - Nathan Denette)
The Kal, known for its vast wing flavour selection, is closing temporarily due to staff shortages. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Staff shortage closes Vernon pub

The Kal closes for at least one week due to COVID-19 related staffing challenges

The Kal, known for its vast wing flavour selection, is closing temporarily due to staff shortages. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Statistics Canada’s offices at Tunny’s Pasture in Ottawa are shown on Friday, March 8, 2019. The Canadian economy posted its biggest monthly job loss since the financial crisis as the unemployment rate also pushed higher in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada lost 1,011,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate up to 7.8%: StatCan

Unemployment rate hits levels not seen since 2010

Statistics Canada’s offices at Tunny’s Pasture in Ottawa are shown on Friday, March 8, 2019. The Canadian economy posted its biggest monthly job loss since the financial crisis as the unemployment rate also pushed higher in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang