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Canada – After 2 months of large gains, employment was unchanged in May, and the unemployment rate remained at 7.3%.

Following two months of large gains, employment was unchanged in May, and the unemployment rate remained at 7.3%.

Compared with 12 months earlier, employment increased 1.2% or 203,000. Virtually all of this growth was in full-time work, up 192,000 (+1.4%). The total number of hours worked rose 1.3% over the same period.




Siemens Announces Layoffs – capradio.org

capradio.org – The company announced the layoffs to its workers saying there was too much staffing compared to the amount of current and expected business. The announcement came as a surprise to many, especially …


Letters: Cross-border shopping and jobs

montrealgazette.com – Re: “Shopping in the U.S. is a threat to our jobs” (Gazette, June 5). Have a look where almost all goods are made. Next to none are made in Canada. Retailers have long abandoned Canadian manufactur…


Pilgrim’s Pride announces 105 more layoffs in Chattanooga

timesfreepress.com – The Chattanooga Pilgrim’s Pride deboning plant will lay off 105 more workers by Saturday for a total of 190 jobs cut in less than a month. Company officials expect this will be the last round of la…


Sri Lanka Cricket to cut jobs

dailymirror.lk – Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage informed Parliament a short while ago that staff on contract basis at the Sri Lanka Cricket is to be cut by 60 percent soon. He said that the decision has b…


Sterling will lay off 63 employees in Vancouver

columbian.com – Sterling Bank, which this year acquired Vancouver-based First Independent Bank, has filed notice that it will lay off 63 workers in Vancouver effective August 3. Spokane-based Sterling had anticipa…


Video: More layoffs expected for RIM – The Globe and Mail

theglobeandmail.com – Subscribe now and get The Globe and Mail the way you want it. Enjoy the convenience of having The Globe and Mail delivered right to your door, your mobile phone and computer. From exclusive content…


BIG Messenger: Get used to a life of layoffs

bigmessenger.net – Are technology companies sick? Hewlett-Packard certainly is. The venerable behemoth announced it will implement a restructuring that includes eliminating 27,000 jobs. HP tried to bring itself aroun…


Bernanke says Fed to act if Europe crisis deepens

reuters.com – Thomson Reuters is the world’s largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, p…


Asean integration could see brain drain, economist warns

asianewsnet.net – He also said Asean had created an emergency credit line worth US$240 billion to shield member states from volatility in financial markets. A surveillance mechanism has also been set up to warn memb…


No jobs boom – but not a bust either

theage.com.au – Although the unemployment rate rose to 5.1 per cent, nearly 40,000 jobs were added in May. BusinessDay’s Chris Zappone reports. Today’s jobs figures are positive news for the economy. While unemplo…


France eyes layoffs clampdown as unemployment climbs

reuters.com – Thomson Reuters is the world’s largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, p…


Albertsons announces wave of layoffs | The Desert Sun

mydesert.com – FULLERTON — Albertsons will lay off as many as 2,500 employees at 247 Southern California and southern Nevada supermarkets beginning June 17, the supermarket chain announced Wednesday. When asked i…


American’s managers face 4th round of layoffs

tulsaworld.com – Read all coverage of American Airlines, including bankruptcy issues. A fourth round of management layoffs became effective at bankrupt American Airlines on Wednesday, although company executives pr…


What jobs has Apple created?

digitopoly.org – It turns out Apple has an answer to this question: 514,000 in the US. 304,000 of those are either jobs at Apple or at companies that supply them. Another 210,000 are iOS app economy jobs but let’s …


Jobs taking the last bus out of Pittsburgh

grist.org – A lot of the jobs that people have are jobs facilitating other people doing their jobs. A brief spasm of unemployment, even if it’s intense, can be quickly reversed. But the longer the economy oper…


Layoffs On Hold For Tamms | WSILTV

wsiltv.com – 0 Comments Email this article Tweet Digg Print this article By Sam Smith By Andy Shofstall TAMMS — The fate of Tamms prison is still up in the air, but worker layoffs are on hold for now. The Gene…


RI unemployment agency laying off staff

wpri.com – PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Eyewitness News has learned that the agency in charge of helping to combat unemployment in the State of Rhode Island is getting ready to lay off dozens of workers. The Rho…


Australian unemployment up to 5.1% – Channel NewsAsia

channelnewsasia.com – SYDNEY: Australia’s unemployment rate rose to 5.1 per cent in May, data showed Thursday, despite the creation of 38,900 jobs. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said the jobless rate inched …


The US Labor Market Is In A Full-Blown Depression

zerohedge.com – Now that stocks are back to reflecting nothing more than expectations of how many times the Chairsatan dilutes the existing monetary base in a carbon copy replica of not only 2011 but also 2010… …


Discover the Inner Workings of a Psychologist Career

careerealism.com – 18 Interview Questions You Must Be Prepared to Answer · Download Your Copy » This is a true story as told to JustJobs Academy which houses career interviews and job search advice for professionals …


Unemployment climbs to record 21.9%

athensnews.gr – Report finds that there were almost 300,000 more people unemployed in March 2012 than in the same month in 2011 The country’s jobless rate scaled a new record high of 21.9 percent in March from a r…



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