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NLnews Now: Muskrat Falls employment went up in May

Friday, July 18, 2014

The latest numbers from Muskrat Falls are out. According to Nalcor, 2051 people were employed through the mega project during May 2014. Of that number, 1,803 — or 88 per cent — were Newfoundland and Labrador residents. The report also states employment for Labradorians continue to rise. In May, 688 Labrador residents — 324 of which are members of an Aboriginal group — held jobs that were available through the project in Labrador, which equaled 46 per cent of the total workforce. Newfoundlanders, meanwhile, held 681 of those jobs.

Government of Canada: Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments take action to connect Canadians with jobs

Friday, July 18, 2014

Labour Market Ministers from across the country met today to take action to ensure Canadians have the skills they need to compete in a global economy. The Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM) is co chaired by the Honourable Jason Kenney, federal Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, and the Honourable Allen Roach, Prince Edward Island Minister of Innovation and Advanced Learning.

CBC: Minimum wage jobs pay roughly the same as they did in 1975

Friday, July 18, 2014

A minimum wage job pays roughly the same now as it did in 1975 after fluctuating lower in the 1980s and 1990s, according to a study by Statistics Canada. The average minimum wage in Canada in 2013 was $10.14 an hour while the 1975 minimum wage, expressed in today’s dollars, averaged out to $10.13.

The Compass: Things looking up for Bay Roberts Business Park

Friday, July 18, 2014

The proposed business park in Bay Roberts that has been on the drawing board for several years appears one step closer to construction this week. This comes following a meeting between Pennecon Limited senior vice-president Ed Murphy and senior town officials on July 9 at the council offices in Bay Roberts.


Friday, July 18, 2014

This year’s assembly included some exciting news as well. Link called forward graduating student Jade Roberts to announce that she had been awarded the Ella Manuel Scholarship for 2014. The scholarship, valued at $3,000, is part of the Ella Manuel Trust that supports higher education for young women from rural Newfoundland and Labrador.