Michel Cournoyer

Michel Cournoyer has written 7568 posts for Job Market Monitor

Canada – Quatre demandeurs d’asile sur cinq reçoivent des prestations d’aide sociale

Quatre demandeurs d’asile sur cinq reçoivent des prestations d’aide sociale l’année suivant leur arrivée au pays, selon une récente étude de Statistique Canada. Les réfugiés d’origine syrienne ont toutefois moins tendance à réclamer une telle assistance. Les résultats de l’étude rendue publique en octobre démontrent qu’il faut de deux à trois ans pour voir le taux d’aide sociale diminuer parmi les réfugiés. Les travaux de … Continue reading

Maple Leaf Foods – To cut more than 400 jobs, 3% of workforce 

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (MFI.TO 0.00%) said it would cut more than 400 jobs, or about 3 per cent of its work force, nearly a month after the Canadian meat packer pushed back its timeline for hitting a key profitability target. Maple Leaf, one of Canada’s biggest pork processors, said on Wednesday the majority of the … Continue reading

Employment Insurance in Canada – 39.0% of the unemployed in 2014 had not contributed

The rate of eligibility for receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits was 83.1% in 2014, down from 85.8% in 2013, but in line with the 83.0% average seen over the previous 10 years. The decline in 2014 was most notable among youths aged 15 to 24 and men of all ages. To be eligible to receive regular benefits, unemployed individuals must have contributed to the EI program, met … Continue reading

Recherche d’emploi – Quand les réseaux sociaux peuvent vous nuire

Les réseaux sociaux peuvent être un vrai coup de pouce pendant une recherche de job. À condition de savoir les utiliser à bon escient. Gros plan sur les ratages en la matière et les conseils pour les éviter. Une photo qui désavantage « La première chose que fera un recruteur, est de googler le nom du … Continue reading

Unemployment Rates in US State – None or above 7% for the first time since early 2007

Currently no state has an unemployment rate at or above 7% (light blue); Only eight states are at or above 6% (dark blue). Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Calculated Risk: BLS on State Unemployment Rates: No State at or above 7%, First Time since early 2007

Job Cuts in Oil and Gas – More than 250,000 around the world

The number of jobs gutted from oil and gas companies around the world has now passed the 250,000 mark, with still more to come, according to industry consultant Graves & Co. “I was surprised it’s gotten this far,” John Graves, whose Houston firm assists in oil and gas deals with audits and due diligence, said … Continue reading

Toy Suppliers – Poor working conditions and lack of safety measures

Laborers at some toy factories in China work without adequate protection, toiling long hours with few, if any, breaks. Many facilities lack proper fire safety measures and subject workers to poor living conditions. For some, quitting means giving up earned wages. According to a new report by China Labor Watch, which investigated five major factories … Continue reading

Brain Drain in Canada – Reversing it

In the 1990s, this country was consumed with the spectre of a “brain drain”: the loss of scientific, engineering and medical talent to the U.S. in an era of Canadian belt-tightening. “There was a very real concern that the scientific community in the country would implode,” says Alan Bernstein, president of the Canadian Institute for … Continue reading

US – 79% utilized online resources in their most recent job search

The internet is a top resource for many of today’s job hunters: Among Americans who have looked for work in the last two years, 79% utilized online resources in their most recent job search and 34% say these online resources were the most important tool available to them Online employment resources now rival personal and … Continue reading

Québec – Le chemin des réfugiés syriens (graphique)

  Le Canada s’apprête à recevoir 25 000 réfugiés syriens d’ici la fin de l’année, dont près de 600 qui pourraient s’installer au Québec. Source: Le chemin des réfugiés vers le Québec | JDM

US – Declines in completion rates across ages and enrollment intensities

The official end of the Great Recession is considered to be June 2009 (National Bureau of Economic Research, 2010). However, its effects on employment, wages, and family finances have lingered, impacting students and their colleges and universities through 2009, and well beyond. This year’s completions report clearly shows the continuing effects of recession on the … Continue reading

Job Satisfaction – 7 in 10 employees unhappy with career opportunities, costing organisations over £16,000 per employee

Stalled progression means 70% of employees are dissatisfied with future career opportunities, leading to massive turnover costs as people pursue new options elsewhere, according to CEB, the best practice insight and technology company. Traditional, linear career paths where employees climb the corporate ladder one promotion at a time are a thing of the past, says … Continue reading

Skills Gap – soft skills and the internal work makes them so hard

Here are three categories of soft skills and the internal work which I believe makes them so hard. Self-awareness is hard because it requires courage. Self-awareness is an essential attribute of an effective leader. Self-awareness requires owning personal behavior and accepting responsibility for your role in situations. The self-aware leader is skilled at pausing to … Continue reading

US – More mexicans leaving than coming in

More Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here since the end of the Great Recession, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from both countries. The same data sources also show the overall flow of Mexican immigrants between the two countries is at … Continue reading

Long-Term Impact of Mass Layoffs – As layoffs increase by 1%, total labour force shrinks by 0.15 percentage points

When 1% of a county’s labour force is laid off, the county’s total labour force shrinks by 0.15 percentage points within three years. Between 2001 and 2011, internal migration, take-up of disability insurance, and early retirement account for three-quarters of the decline in the labour force following a significant economic downturn, with internal migration accounting … Continue reading

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