Jobs and Careers

FILE - This May 18, 2021, photo shows a woman typing on a laptop on a train in New Jersey. A movement is growing to shorten the workweek, but trade-offs and barriers should be considered. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Are 4-day workweeks, flexible hours the future of full-time employment?

A four-day workweek sounds appealing to workers. Possibly alarming to employers. A…

 

Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough rises during question period, Monday, April 4, 2022, in Ottawa. The federal government has announced nearly $247 million to help create more than 25,000 new apprenticeship positions across Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ottawa announces $247 million to create 25,000 apprenticeship positions across Canada

Government expects about 700,000 skilled trades workers to retire in Canada by 2028

 

Ravi Kahlon, B.C. minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation on March 15, during a round of meetings about the provincial Stronger BC Economic Plan. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

B.C. outlines recovery plan for northern communities

Better access to internet and skills training among promises to northern communities

 

Okanagan Career Fair

Jumpstart your career search today!

Black Press Virtual Career and Post-Secondary Education Event comes to the Central Okanagan

  • Feb 21, 2022
Okanagan Career Fair
Okanagan Career Fair

Jumpstart your career search today!

Black Press Virtual Career and Post-Secondary Education Event comes to the Central Okanagan

  • Feb 14, 2022
Okanagan Career Fair
Okanagan Career Fair

Jumpstart your career search today!

Black Press Virtual Career and Post-Secondary Education Event comes to the Central Okanagan

  • Feb 7, 2022
Okanagan Career Fair
Okanagan Career Fair

Jumpstart your career search today!

Black Press Virtual Career and Post-Secondary Education Event comes to the Central Okanagan

  • Jan 31, 2022
Okanagan Career Fair
FILE – A help wanted sign is displayed at car wash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Conroy

Thompson-Okanagan’s unemployment rate shrinks nearly in half from 2020

The region’s workforce has decreased by 1.5 percent since September 2019

FILE – A help wanted sign is displayed at car wash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Conroy
The Innovator Skills Initiative provides B.C. companies with grants of up to $10,000 to hire people for technology and technology-enabled jobs.

B.C. businesses can get up to $10,000 per employee by providing jobs for underrepresented people

B.C. companies that are hiring for a tech position can get up…

  • Oct 18, 2021
The Innovator Skills Initiative provides B.C. companies with grants of up to $10,000 to hire people for technology and technology-enabled jobs.
A diner at Bartaco uses their app to order an item off the menu, at the restaurant in Arlington, Va., on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. The restaurant is using an automated app for ordering and payments. Instead of servers they use “food runners” to get the food to the tables. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID

Ideally, automation can redeploy workers into better and more interesting work

A diner at Bartaco uses their app to order an item off the menu, at the restaurant in Arlington, Va., on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. The restaurant is using an automated app for ordering and payments. Instead of servers they use “food runners” to get the food to the tables. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Shuswap businesses and economic groups have reported a labour shortage in 2021. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap labour shortage: Local businesses hiring, but can’t find employees

Lack of affordable housing said to be part of the problem

Shuswap businesses and economic groups have reported a labour shortage in 2021. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
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Vancouver, Victoria among top 10 tech markets in Canada

Tech education and industry continue to boom in B.C.

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The second annual North Okanagan-Shuswap Employment and Business Fair will take place at the Splatsin Community Centre in Enderby March 9. (Submitted photo)

Job fair returns to North Okanagan for round two

North Okanagan-Shuswap Employment and Business Fair at Splatsin Centre

The second annual North Okanagan-Shuswap Employment and Business Fair will take place at the Splatsin Community Centre in Enderby March 9. (Submitted photo)