Employment

FILE - A worker smooths concrete at a housing development in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Red Deer’s unemployment rate drops in June, but still the highest in Alberta

‘Alberta has seen job gains for eight consecutive months’

 

A woman uses her computer keyboard in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. Remote work flourished during the pandemic as companies closed their offices, but it has created a schism among Canadian workers as the economy starts to reopen.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Remote, hybrid work creating schism as popular option unavailable to many workers

About 60 per cent of Canadian workers are required to be on-site, according to experts

 

A worker organizes chairs and tables on the patio of a restaurant on College St., Toronto, Thursday, October 28, 2021. Restaurants across Canada are cutting back hours and tightening up menus as persistent labour shortages and spiking costs threaten to derail the industry’s comeback from crushing pandemic restrictions.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima

‘We just don’t have enough workers:’ Restaurants rocked by labour shortage, inflation

Workers pushing back against long hours, unstable schedules and low pay

 

Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Kaycee Madu after being sworn into office in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta government alters bereavement leave legislation amid abortion debate

Amendment would allow for leave in any pregnancy that doesn’t end in a live birth

Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Kaycee Madu after being sworn into office in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The unemployment rate continues to decline in the Red Deer region. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The unemployment rate continues to decline in the Red Deer region. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Wreaths were placed at the Fallen Worker Tribute at Bower Ponds on the National Day of Mourning on April 28, 2022. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Fallen Worker Legacy Food Forest established in Red Deer

National Day of Mourning recognized at local ceremony

Wreaths were placed at the Fallen Worker Tribute at Bower Ponds on the National Day of Mourning on April 28, 2022. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Alberta unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 per cent in March. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Alberta unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 per cent in March. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Jobless rate falls to record low as economy adds 72,500 jobs in March, StatCan says

Agency says country saw the lowest jobless rate over comparable data going back to 1976

A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan met with ministers responsible for the file in provincial and territorial governments on Feb. 25, 2022. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

‘Frank’ talk as O’Regan nudges provinces, territories on paid sick leave

NDP calls on federal government to speed up the regulatory process

Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan met with ministers responsible for the file in provincial and territorial governments on Feb. 25, 2022. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
People walk along Ste-Catherine Street in Montreal, Sunday, January 2, 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada. Some measures put in place by the Quebec government, including the closure of stores to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
People walk along Ste-Catherine Street in Montreal, Sunday, January 2, 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada. Some measures put in place by the Quebec government, including the closure of stores to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
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Lack of support workers for vulnerable population in central Alberta

Life Enrichment Support Worker Program Certificate Course

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Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough responds to a question during a news conference Thursday August 20, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough responds to a question during a news conference Thursday August 20, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Bridging the Gap, Northern Alberta YMCA's employment readiness program, is coming to Red Deer! The program is free, and open to youth aged 15-30. Call 403-392-7514 for more information.

The Y bridges the gap between school and the working world

Free training and work experience to help youth get their start

  • Feb 8, 2021
Bridging the Gap, Northern Alberta YMCA's employment readiness program, is coming to Red Deer! The program is free, and open to youth aged 15-30. Call 403-392-7514 for more information.
Workers manufacture partitions made from cardboard and chipboard material at TEC Business Solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. The company has made mask wearing and gloves mandatory along with providing hand sanitizing stations through out the factory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

As workplace infections rise, employers grapple with ‘ambiguous’ mask rules

More than 10,000 workers contracted COVID-19 due to work-related exposures in Ontario

Workers manufacture partitions made from cardboard and chipboard material at TEC Business Solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. The company has made mask wearing and gloves mandatory along with providing hand sanitizing stations through out the factory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
People line up at a Service Canada office in Montreal on Thursday, March 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
People line up at a Service Canada office in Montreal on Thursday, March 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Pedestrians walk past a Deloitte sign in downtown Ottawa on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Pedestrians walk past a Deloitte sign in downtown Ottawa on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Sheila Wetherelt, volunteer co-ordinator at the Red Deer Food Bank, puts a hamper together. The food bank has responded to increasing demand during the pandemic. (File photo by Advocate staff)

More than half of Alberta households face job insecurity

One in five Albertans currently work reduced hours or receive reduced pay

Sheila Wetherelt, volunteer co-ordinator at the Red Deer Food Bank, puts a hamper together. The food bank has responded to increasing demand during the pandemic. (File photo by Advocate staff)
$750M fibreboard plant pitched for Stettler

$750M fibreboard plant pitched for Stettler

A $750-million straw fibreboard plant has been proposed for the Stettler region.…

$750M fibreboard plant pitched for Stettler
Statistics Canada has reported that the economy added 289,600 jobs in May, in a June 5, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

National unemployment rate hits new record even as economy adds jobs

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada reports a record high unemployment rate as the…

Statistics Canada has reported that the economy added 289,600 jobs in May, in a June 5, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)