Michel Cournoyer

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Espérance de vie des cadres et les cols bleus au Québec – Écart de 18 mois chez les hommes et de 12 mois chez les femmes

On dit souvent que nous sommes tous égaux face à la mort. C’est faux ! Les inégalités sociales nous suivent jusque dans la tombe. Une étude inusitée réalisée par la firme Morneau Shepell en collaboration avec l’Université de Montréal nous en donne maintenant la preuve. Confirmant l’intuition des actuaires, l’étude établit clairement l’écart d’espérance de vie … Continue reading

India – Protest against planned labor reforms

Modi plans to launch the biggest overhaul of labor laws in decades, giving companies greater flexibility in hiring and firing workers – reforms that economistsand businesses say will help job creation and unleash more economic growth. These changes would make it tougher for employees to form unions or to go on strike, but include measures … Continue reading

Minimum Wage in UK – Women, pensioners and part-time workers to gain most from increases

Women, pensioners and part-time workers stand to gain most from increases in the minimum wage, new research shows. One-in-three working women will benefit from the Government’s plans to introduce a national living wage, according to new research. Six million workers, representing about a fifth of all employees, will see their pay lifted by the end … Continue reading

Uber in Brazil – It increases unemployment says president

The president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, has criticised ride-sharing service Uber for increasing unemployment, adding to a chorus of labour concerns about the world’s most valuable venture-backed startup. Rousseff said local authorities must regulate the service, which has led conventional taxi drivers to stage protests and lobby lawmakers in Brazil’s three biggest cities. São Paulo, … Continue reading

Millennials – Most do not identify with the term

Millennials will soon become the nation’s largest living generation. They already have surpassed Generation X to make up the largest share of the U.S. workforce. Despite the size and influence of the Millennial generation, however, most of those in this age cohort do not identify with the term “Millennial.” Just 40% of adults ages 18 … Continue reading

UK – ‘Zero-hours’ jobs on the rise

The number of Britons reporting they are employed on ‘zero-hours’ contracts which offer no guaranteed work or pay has risen by almost a fifth over the past year, official figures showed on Wednesday. Zero-hours contracts are popular with employers in the hospitality, social care and further education sectors, but the opposition Labour Party had pledged … Continue reading

Welfare Use by Immigrant in US – 51 percent of households study finds

This study is the first in recent years to examine immigrant (legal and illegal) and native welfare use using the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). While its complexity makes it difficult to use, the survey is widely regarded as providing the most accurate picture of welfare participation. The SIPP shows immigrant … Continue reading

Alberta – From labour shortages to 35,000 oilpatch jobs lost

Less than a year ago, Alberta was still complaining of a labour shortage.  Schools couldn’t find bus drivers, job vacancy rates were the highest in the country.  It’s no secret that the situation has changed. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says that 35,000 oilpatch jobs have been cut this year, 25,000 from the oil … Continue reading

Canada – In recession as economic growth shrank for a second quarter in a row

Canada’s economy contracted by an annualized 0.5 percent in the second quarter, according to Statistics Canada data on Tuesday, indicating a recession in the first half of the year. The second-quarter downturn was less than the 1.0 percent decline forecast by economists, and followed a more deeply revised contraction of 0.8 percent in the first … Continue reading

Germany – Slight rise in in unemployment in August

Fresh data on the German labor market have shown the number of people looking for a job in Europe’s powerhouse economy has gone up marginally. But experts say it’s a seasonal effect not to be worried about. Germany’s Federal Labor Office (BA) said Tuesday it recorded 23,000 job-seekers more across the country in August as … Continue reading

Unemployment in EU – The lowest rate recorded since February 2012 but 4.634 million young persons are still unemployed

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.9% in July 2015, down from 11.1% in June 2015, and from 11.6% in July 2014. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since February 2012. The EU28 unemployment rate was 9.5% in July 2015, down from 9.6% in June 2015, and from 10.2% … Continue reading

Norvège : le chômage augmente de nouveau

Le taux de chômage en Norvège a continué sa progression en juin, augmentant de 0,2 point pour atteindre 4,5%, a annoncé ce matin l’institut statistique national SSB. Il s’agit d’un nouveau record depuis l’adoption début 2006 du mode de calcul actuel. Extraits choisis par le Moniteur de l’emploi de Norvège : le chômage augmente de nouveau

Satisfaction With Job in US – Up from 2005 finds Gallup

Employed Americans’ satisfaction with 13 aspects of their current jobs has largely improved in the last decade. The percentages of workers “completely satisfied” with their health benefits and vacation time have increased the most since 2005, each rising at least 10 percentage points. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Americans’ Satisfaction With … Continue reading

Bad Bosses – Almost half of workers have left a job because of them

And nearly a third don’t rate the skills of their current manager. They say ‘people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers’, and a survey by B2B marketplace Approved Index may have proved that once and for all, discovering that nearly half (42 per cent) of employees have left a job because of a bad boss. … Continue reading

Panasonic – 1,300 jobs cut in Beijing

Electronics giant Panasonic on Thursday said it will stop making lithium-ion batteries and will shut down the factory that produces the batteries in Beijing. The company will cut 1,300 jobs as it aims to produce higher-grossing items such as electric car batteries. The plant has been open for 15 years and produces batteries for simple … Continue reading

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