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Re: Looking for work? You're not alone.

Postby alohasand on Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:50 pm

People need more than survival money to cover essentials and feel human. It's not fun when running out of cash before a paycheque or spending on classes or new clothes for work and seeing that meals are going to be very basic or short for the remaining days.

Employers keep wanting to push the cost of living on the living. But if the wages and benefits are not enough, society gets the rowdies, the thieves, the angry voices bringing attention to social issues. No car-take transit unless it does not run in your area to work or there is no transit whatsoever.
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Re: Looking for work? You're not alone.

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:29 pm

People who are able to balance responsibilities with bringing in a good bottom line are valuable in companies. Must have some soft people skills or risk being seen as bad bosses or workers. Basically corporations exist to make a profit. If that does not happen, cost-cutting starts.

Many people feel stuck in jobs with no opportunities to move up, to train or initiate own projects. Do your own side gig (non-competitive) to explore your hobbies, interests or promising new market if you have the means and time to support them.

Self-employed artists/businesspeople/tradespeople see cyclical demands for their talents-how to best make the high earning months level more evenly in the leaner months? Budgeting and saving.

Access to the Internet for e-mail, research and social media all are vital for engaging with people and company representatives. Also important for accessing fundraising platforms, research grants and financing. The 21st century needs that flexibility.
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Re: Looking for work? You're not alone.

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:50 pm

Precarious workers in Canada in the 21st century:
The need for cellphones for on-call shifts or jobs-
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/20/precarious-jobs-scar-employees-mental-health-survey.html

The 2017 Federal Budget will offer precarious workers including interns some help in the coming year by tackling wage theft:
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/03/22/budget-provides-some-relief-for-precarious-workers.html

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Some jobseekers in the Greater Toronto Area are being told of opportunities in smaller communities outside of the GTA. For newcomers
with skills and education, those opportunities offer chances to join the workforce in different settings.
That’s the mindset the Peel newcomer service agency is hoping to change with an innovative program, called the Rural Employment Initiative, which aims to connect newcomers with job openings in smaller Ontario communities.

Currently, the program serves any employer outsode the GTA, but ultimately it hopes to focus on communities with populations under 10,000.

“Youth from these communities are leaving for the big cities to study and when they finish school, they don’t go back,” said Oliver Pryce, the project’s co-ordinator.

“These communities have all these unmet labour market needs. We are hoping to fill these gaps with newcomers who are willing to relocate and work outside of Greater Toronto.”

The project is the brainchild of the Peel Newcomer Centre and the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporation, a federally-funded group representing 61 rural communities. The employment initiative itself is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

https://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2017/03/26/job-program-for-immigrants-aims-to-fill-labour-gaps-outside-gta.html
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Re: Looking for work? You're not alone.

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:30 pm

Tourism operators in the Niagara Region of Ontario are thinking of hiring foreign workers to staff jobs that remain open. There is concern by businesses of not being able to fill the jobs.

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2017/07/10/unemployment-rate-increases-in-niagara?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

One thing that must be considered is that many operators may not be anywhere near public transit routes or sufficient transit service hours to cover their businesses' extended hours. That means staff need personal transportation or residential proximity to locations in order to get to work. And given the seasonality of some businesses, for part of the year, there may not be enough hours to keep all staff on the payroll.

Not to mention the issue of pay and benefits-they may not be enough to attract workers who have to cover transportation costs and other costs like childcare or housing. So how would foreign workers be expected to overcome the hurdles that exist for citizens and residents?
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