http://www.thestar.com/business/economy ... -jobs.html
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~For one, the report found the economy lost 11,800 full-time positions last month. In addition, the overall number of jobs for paid employees — any full- or part-time worker who was not self employed — fell by 5,700.
The decreases cast a shadow over the agency’s findings that the unemployment rate had dipped to 6.6 per cent thanks to 47,200 new, yet less desirable, part-time positions.
The gloomier details in the report reinforced economists’ predictions that the Bank of Canada is preparing to cut its key interest rate next month by another quarter percentage point. They expect such a move would be described as adding another pillow to absorb the anticipated blow of falling oil prices.
Store closing news continues even today in Canada: Parasuco is closing its small store chain.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/ ... -1.2947711
An industrial park company in Quebec has set up a shuttle service for employees and prospective hires because many would be job candidates fail to show up for interviews due to a lack of public transportation.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/ ... -1.2947685
Yet earlier this week, a Detroit MI man was in the news for how far he walks each work day as his car does not run and public transit does not take him all the way to work. An Internet fundraising effort has raised funds for the man to get a new car and he's requested help from others to manage the money. The man would prefer that public transit be extended. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/wor ... e22754279/