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Times Change: An employment service that gives women a second chance at careers

International Women's Week is celebrating its 100th anniversary, but the gender gap persists . The president of Times Change in Toronto describes how her women's employment service is bridging the divide.

This year's International Women's Day (IWD) theme of equal access to education, training and technology is particularly meaningful for Arshia Raafat, President of the Board of Directors of Times Change Employment Service. The theme emphasizes the tenets of her Toronto-based, not-for-profit agency.


September 12, 2014 |
A significant and persistent shortfall in the number and quality of the jobs being created in G20 countries is affecting prospects for reigniting economic growth.
September 5, 2014 |
Target continues to fail workers at its Canadian stores by not providing employees with enough hours for them to make ends meet.
July 31, 2014 |
Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney should nix the B.C. Liberal government's plan to use temporary foreign workers to develop the province's liquefied natural gas industry.

How can we create good jobs in Canada?

How can we create good jobs in Canada? 

Well, the Good Jobs Summit is trying to spark a conversation about the economy and creating good jobs -- they know that there are solutions to high youth unemployment and precarious work. Check it out!

How to beat Tim Hudak and defeat the right-wing agenda

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It seems like most Ontarians are only now getting interested in the June 12, 2014 vote in Ontario and the ballot, which will determine who will rule Canada's largest province. The Polls indicate that the current governing Ontario Liberals led by Kathleen Wynne are in a neck and neck race with Tim Hudak's Ontario Progressive Conservatives.


June 11, 2014 |
After years of service cuts, job cuts and disrespect for hard working public servants, the federal government will hold National Public Service Week from June 15 to 21. This is an insult to workers.
The Green Planet Monitor

Twelve Canadians: Social Enterprise

May 15, 2014
| Winnipeg's Social Enterprise Centre is boosting skills, generating employment and promoting community in Winnipeg's gritty north end.
Length: 29:47 minutes (68.2 MB)
Photo: katie hargrave/flickr
| May 12, 2014

More on demographics, demand and Canada's falling employment rate

My comments last week on the continuing decline in the employment rate in Canada (to below 61.5 per cent in April, barely higher than the low point reached in the 2008-09 recession) has sparked some continuing discussion about the role of demographic change in explaining that decline (as opposed to a shortage of labour demand).

Is the decline in the employment rate due to weak labour market conditions, or is it due to the aging of the workforce (as a result of which a larger share of the working-age population consists of people in older age categories which normally have lower labour force participation and employment incidence)?

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