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UPDATE – Canada | Fed Budget | The Third Wave

Parks Canada hit hard as nearly 4,000 public-sector workers receive job notices Parks Canada has been hit especially hard in the latest round of federal public service cuts announced Monday, with the department receiving nearly half of the 4,000 notices of affected and surplus jobs, according to the largest union of federal public servants. The … Continue reading

Canada | Fed Budget | A Third Wave coming while 4,000 to 6,000 to receive notices at StatCan and HRDC

Union bosses are warning that “thousands” of public service sector employees will be receiving notices advising them that their jobs will be “affected” as a result of the government’s spending cuts this week, just as members of one of Canada’s largest unions meet for a national convention in Ottawa beginning Sunday. Speaking to CBC News … Continue reading

P.E.I. | Cuts to come in public sector jobs

The P.E.I. government plans to remove 300 jobs from its payroll in the upcoming budget, CBC News has learned, and hopes to cut most of those positions through attrition. Premier Robert Ghiz has confirmed the downsizing is coming. “While you may not love coming in and delivering a budget along these lines it’s still your … Continue reading

Canada | Budget | CBC to cut 650 jobs over three years

CBC/Radio-Canada will eliminate hundreds of jobs, cancel some programs and boost ads as part of cost-cutting measures to cope with planned budget cuts outlined in the recent federal budget, the public broadcaster announced Wednesday. We’ve made “gut-wrenching choices,” CBC president and CEO Hubert T. Lacroix said during a townhall meeting for CBC employees. Lacroix said … Continue reading

New Brunswick | Industrial Rail Services facing major layoffs – – CBC News

The issue means 200 employees at Industrial Rail Services could be affected, depending on how long it takes to fix the problem, according to Dick Carpenter, the company’s president… via Via Rail car restorer facing major layoffs – New Brunswick – CBC News.

Layoffs hit Hebron fabrication site at Bull Arm – Nfld. & Labrador – CBC News

Some workers have been let go at the Bull Arm industrial yard in eastern Newfoundland, although the managing company says the layoffs are routine and will not affect the Hebron offshore oil project. Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors let 10 people go on Thursday. Six were staff members, while four people had been seconded from other companies and … Continue reading

Canada / Older workers flood into job market

Older workers have flooded into the job market since the recovery that began in the summer of 2009, TD Economics said Thursday, eclipsing other age groups in terms of gains made in the labour market. The report said Canadians aged 60 years and over account for about one-third of all net job gains, “a striking … Continue reading

Windsor, Ont., poised to get 500 new manufacturing jobs – Windsor – CBC News

Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis confirmed Thursday the city is close to landing 500 much-needed manufacturing jobs. Francis called talks between BYD Company Limited and the City of Windsor “pretty advanced.” He also said that Windsor is “further ahead than other cities” when it comes to convincing the Chinese electric bus builder to set up shop. … Continue reading

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