Volkswagen to appeal UAW micro unit ruling
Union seeks collective bargaining rights for small group of skilled workers at Tennessee plant
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.
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.
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.
Colleges launch Canada Job Grant services website
Provides guidance through the grant application process.
Innovation, skills among key factors for assuring SME prosperity
SMEs employs close to eight million Canadians and account for 54% of all wages paid.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Businesses divided on skills gap tactics
Survey shows 71% of employers note responsibility to provide training programs but only 29% offer them.
Battle over Canada Job Grant not over yet
Jayson Myers says governments must address a lack of skilled workers and find out which training programs are working.
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US auto industry about to go on hiring spree to meet rising demand
As capacity continues to improve, auto and parts companies will add floor space and spent million on new equipment.
Immigrants stimulate trade growth and innovation in Saskatchewan
Immigrant employees boost innovation levels to enhance the return on investment for employers, according to the Conference Board.
AFL says foreign worker program wrongly used to fill low skill jobs
Steelworkers union calls for minister of human resources and skills development to resign over job outsourcing scandal.
Quebec: We want out of this new federal skills program
The new program would see more control handed to the private sector.
Employers, low wage workers missing the value of job training, survey finds
AP-Nord Centre survey says employees aren’t taking advantage of on-the-job training because they don’t know programs exist.
US small biz finds ways to beat skilled worker shortage
They’re partnering with schools and running in-house training programs.
IEC-BC receives $1.4-million to fund immigrant workplace integration
There are expected to be one million job openings in the next decade in BC.
NAIT launches trades to degrees initiative
Tradespeople with a certificate can now move to the third year of a degree program.
Salaries leaping in 2012: Conference Board
Rising demand for people with skilled trades and other workers in Western Canada’s booming oil and gas sector will push the national average wage up by more than 3% next year.