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More than half in jobs less than two years

Posted April 17, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Experts say employers may look down on workers who stayed too long

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Remember When CEO Used To Stand For Chief Electricity Officer?

Posted April 11, 2014 by Ria Misra

Labor markets, and the jobs within them, are constantly re-inventing themselves. And sometimes they leave behind curious relics, including the period of time when companies were hiring Chief Electricity Officers.Read more…

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Employment

He-cession to She-precarious recovery?

Posted April 8, 2014 by Angella MacEwen

As Armine has pointed out recently, women play a key role in economic recoveries: (She says it so well, I have to quote her directly:) Every recession is a “he-cession”: men lose more jobs than women in a downturn because the first thing to slow is the production in goods-producing industries that are typically male-dominated […]

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Education

‘Entry-level’ jobs are getting harder to find

Posted April 5, 2014 by Josh Dehaas

New grads face demands for up to five years experience to enter the labour market. How a lack of on-the-job training is hurting young workers.

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Education

Alex Usher on Jason Kenney’s Enthusiasm for German Apprenticeships

Posted March 26, 2014 by Nick Falvo

Alex Usher, one of Canada’s most well-known post-secondary education pundits, has just written a blog post offering some sober second thought on Minister Kenney’s recent enthusiasm for Germany’s apprenticeship system. Mr. Usher’s blog post can be accessed here.

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Do High Tuition Fees Make for Good Public Policy?

Posted February 6, 2014 by Nick Falvo

This afternoon I gave a presentation to Professor Ted Jackson’s graduate seminar course on higher education, taught in Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration.  The link to my slide deck, titled “The Political Economy of Post-Secondary Education in Canada,” can be found here. Points I raised in the presentation include the following: -Tuition […]

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Employment

Tim Hudak: Scott Walker wannabe

Posted January 14, 2014 by Toby Sanger

Tim Hudak is sounding — and looking — even more like Scott Walker these days. The Ontario Conservative leader’s pledge to create one million new jobs sounds like a direct rip-off of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s promise to create 250,000 new jobs in his four year term.   Only the state, er province and numbers are […]

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Employment

Are Younger and Older Workers Fighting for Jobs?

Posted January 5, 2014 by Andrew Jackson

There was a spate of media stories recently on a US report finding that increased employment of seniors has no negative impacts at all on young people also seeking work. In fact, the study by leading US economist Alicia Munnell, looking mainly at the experience of US states, did say that the so-called “lump of […]

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