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Statistics Canada says population growth rate in 2023 was highest since 1957

The statistics agency says the population grew by 3.2 per cent in 2023, reaching 40,769,890 as of Jan. 1, 2024, the highest rate since 1957, when it grew 3.3 per cent.

Fuel Transport adopts 35-hour workweek, boosts number of vacation days

Robert Piccioni, CEO of Fuel Transport, said that despite seeing major technological progress in logistics and transport, the industry isn't adequately supporting the modern logistics worker.

Over 300,000 public sector workers earn more than $100K; OPG CEO tops the list

The five top paid public employees in Ontario are all at Ontario Power Generation, with the CEO earning $1.9 million last year. A list of public sector workers who were paid more than $100,000 in 2023, the so-called Sunshine List, was released Thursday and it had more than 300,000 names.

Being harassed at work? What to consider when deciding what to do next

If you’ve been the victim of workplace harassment, it can be difficult to feel you’re not alone — and even more difficult to know where to go with a complaint. However, experts say there are a number of recourses for employees, regardless of where they are located and the size of the company they work for.

Ontario raising minimum wage to $17.20 in October

This 3.9 per cent annualized wage increase is based on the Ontario Consumer Price Index (CPI) and brings Ontario’s minimum wage to the second highest in Canada, the province said.


'Don't dress like a pumpkin': Jobseekers, hiring managers discuss wild behaviour in interviews

The job interview can often make or break a candidate's ability to get hired. While it may seem obvious to most that professionalism is expected, both Canadian hiring managers and job seekers say they’ve seen some pretty wild behaviour, according to a newly released Express Employment Professionals-Harris Poll survey. » Read More...

Coaching tips for developing a personalized mental fitness plan for long-term well-being

What is a mental fitness plan? The simple answer is a daily commitment to promote physical and mental well-being. A person must be motivated and have the knowledge and skills to create a personalized mental fitness plan. They must understand why, what, and how such a plan can benefit their long-term physical and mental health. » Read More...
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IRS claws back money given to businesses under fraud-ridden COVID-era tax credit program

The IRS says it's making progress with initiatives to claw back money improperly distributed under the Employee Retention Credit. The ERC was designed to help businesses retain employees during pandemic-era shutdowns, but it quickly became a magnet for fraud. » Read More...

Ex-Caltrain employee and contractor charged with building secret homes with public funds

A former employee of Caltrain, a mass transit system that connects Silicon Valley with San Francisco, and a former contractor for the transit agency allegedly used public funds to build two small apartments for themselves inside two train stations, authorities said Thursday. » Read More...

CEOs of major employers in Oakland announce security plans to protect employees from crime

Hundreds of high-tech surveillance cameras are being installed in the city of Oakland and surrounding freeways to battle crime, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday. Newsom, a Democrat, said in a news release that the California Highway Patrol has contracted with Flock Safety to install 480 cameras that can identify and track vehicles by license plate, type, color and even decals and bumper stickers. » Read More...


Leadership transparency alone doesn’t guarantee employees will speak up in the workplace

Leaders are often encouraged to be open, authentic and vulnerable at work. Employees are similarly told their voices matter in the workplace and to speak up when they need to. But, being open and honest at work is not always as straightforward as these messages suggest. » Read More...

It’s getting even harder to find full-time work. So more people are taking second part-time jobs

Over the last two years, growth in wages and salaries have not kept up with rises in the cost of living. The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates the cost of living for the average “employee household” rose by 16.7% in the two years up to December 2023. » Read More...


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