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Leaderpost: Sask. second in job vacancy rate rankings, first quarter of 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The job vacancy rate was once again highest in Alberta (3.8 per cent) and Saskatchewan (3.6) among the provinces in the first quarter of 2014, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business help wanted report. British Columbia had the biggest increase in the vacancy rate in the quarter, posting a 2.8 per cent increase. Meanwhile, Manitoba (2.7), Newfoundland and Labrador (2.6) and Quebec continued to hover around the national average job vacancy rate of 2.5 per cent of total filled and unfilled jobs.

Globe and Mail: Six recruiting tips for Canadian small business owners

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A recent article in the Globe and Mail provided an American perspective on how small businesses can use social media to supplement a candidate’s job application. The article’s recommendations include browsing the candidate’s online photos, evaluating the candidate’s online content for proper grammar and spelling, and examining their Facebook friends.


CBC: New Avondale race track means more motorsport in N.L

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Up until now, motorsport fans in this province have had to find old airstrips or backwoods dirt tracks to have a little fun, but times are changing now that investor Pat Squires of Islander RV has put his money behind his love of racing. The Eastbound Raceway and Concert Park occupies the site of the old track in Avondale. It's got fresh new asphalt on both the 1/3 mile oval and the 1/8 mile drag strip.

VOCM: Teen Claims First NL Win at Francophone Games

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A St. John's student has earned Newfoundland and Labrador's first ever medal at the Francophone Canadian Games.
Thirteen-year-old Heidi Dewling took the only medal in the media portion of the leadership competition, after conducting interviews, doing radio announcements and writing articles all in French.

Windsor Star: Workshop introduces women to careers in skilled trades

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dubreuil is one of 75 Windsor women selected for a four-day interactive workshop introducing women to skilled trades beginning Monday morning. The workshop, delivered by Unifor’s Women in the Trades group, will serve as a recruitment strategy for an upcoming certificate program this fall.