The place of work shapes our lives, by its presence as well as its absence
If the future is so bright, why does it feel we’re in a fog when it comes to employment opportunities?
Not everyone is benefiting from the province’s strong economy. Here are a few things to consider as we ask why middle-aged workers, particularly those outside the capital region, are being left behind.
The system does need reforms – but not necessarily the ones proposed. Those on both sides need to start thinking sensibly, not just ideologically.
VOCM is reporting that, according to Statistics Canada, employment declined by 3,400 in Newfoundland and Labrador in August, but employment was up slightly from 12 months earlier (+0.7%). As more people searched for work in August, the unemployment rate increased by 1.8 percentage points to 13.7%. In the capital city the unemployment rate dropped half a point to 6.5 per cent in August. Source: VOCM
A legacy fund could secure the future of this province. Why haven’t oil revenues been used to set one up already?