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News Automotive Manufacturing General
December 2, 2015  

Volkswagen to appeal UAW micro unit ruling

Union seeks collective bargaining rights for small group of skilled workers at Tennessee plant

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
October 26, 2015  

Maintenance workers at VW in Tennessee seek new UAW vote

Election on exclusive bargaining rights would only apply to the about 165 “skilled trade” workers at the plant.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Operations Production
April 23, 2015  

US visa limits making it difficult to find skilled workers

Nearly two-thirds of VISA applications will be denied for employees adept in technology and other skilled fields.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Operations Production
March 13, 2015  

Number of foreign workers tripled between 2002 and 2012

More foreign workers are filling skilled positions as the percentage of low-skilled jobs has declined.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations
November 18, 2014  

Colleges launch Canada Job Grant services website

Provides guidance through the grant application process.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
October 23, 2014  

Innovation, skills among key factors for assuring SME prosperity

SMEs employs close to eight million Canadians and account for 54% of all wages paid.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations
September 25, 2014  

Feds considering lifetime bans for companies that violate TFW rules

Maximum fines could increase to $100,000, specifically for violations that have resulted in financial benefit.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations General
September 24, 2014  

Provinces clamouring for TFWs need to invest in vocational schools: Kenney

Employment minister says polytechnic institutions and vocational schools offering programs for skilled trades are having their budgets slashed.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations
September 23, 2014  

Age, not gender, the new income divide in Canada: Conference Board

Average disposable income of workers between 50 and 54 is now 64% higher than that of 25- to 29-year-olds, report finds.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
September 16, 2014  

New immigrants not sold on express entry system, study says

System will allow Canadian employers to select skilled candidates from abroad if there are no Canadians available for the work.

News Energy Forestry Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations Economy General
August 7, 2014  

Feds funding projects to remove barriers from skilled newcomers in BC

Most of the 30 programs will have a particular focus on energy and natural resources.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
July 22, 2014  

Entrepreneurs could solve youth jobs crisis if barriers addressed

A shortage of people with relevant skills, finding local partners and accessing international financing are hindering efforts report says.

News Government Manufacturing General
June 26, 2014  

Canadian companies failing to invest in their people: survey [INFOGRAPHIC]

Businesses are failing to address the real reasons why recruitment and retention are on-going issues.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 7, 2014  

Kenney defends temporary workers hired in Windsor, Ont.

Liberal MPs are questioning why so many foreign workers were hired in Windsor when the city grappled with a 9% unemployment rate for much of 2013.

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February 12, 2014  

Drop dead date on job grant not ‘threat,’ but ‘back up plan’: Kenney

“If certain provinces refuse to participate, that’s not the end of the world. We’ll deliver the job grant,” employment minister says.