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Statistics Canada: Labour Force Survey

The latest release from the Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey shows the youth (15 – 24) unemployment rate at 14.1 in December, down 0.3 from the previous month. Following two months of declines, employment rose slightly in December, up 18,000. The unemployment rate edged up to 7.5% as more people participated in the labour market.

The care and feeding of Gen Y employees

By Sheldon Gordon, The Globe and Mail They’re called Generation Y, the millennials, the Net Generation or the Echo Boomers. They’re mostly younger than 30, and the children of baby boomers. And they’re not easy to stimulate and satisfy in the workplace. Neil Crawford, a human resources consultant with Aon Hewitt, says Gen Y employees

Retailers adjust marketing as more men take over grocery shopping

By Emily Bryson York December 29, 2011 Reporting from Chicago— Danny Meyer began doing most of the household grocery shopping when his fiancee started graduate school. Meyer goes to Whole Foods in Chicago for produce and specialty items, Jewel-Osco for staples and Trader Joe’s when he needs to really stock up. He says he is not particularly brand-loyal

Baby boomers’ kids in job squeeze ’til 2015

Dana Flavelle Business Reporter Toronto Star December 29, 2011   Emily Kisch, 22, has a bachelor’s degree in communications and community college diploma in corporate communications. But after looking for a job in her field since April, she’s now a server at a Jack Astor’s restaurant in Mississauga. With unemployment among young people running at

Job Dissatisfaction Heats Up

As Job Dissatisfaction Heats Up, Don’t Let Your Company Lose The Game Of Musical Chairs fastcompany.com By Roberta Matuson, Fast Company Expert Published Dec. 2, 2011 If the surveys are correct, 2012 could go down in history as the year of corporate musical chairs. The results of recent studies conducted by Gallup, Mercer, and Right

The Internet as a Diversion and Destination

By Lee Rainie, Pew Internet and American Life Project On any given day, 53% of all the young adults ages 18-29 go online for no particular reason except to have fun or to pass the time. Many of them go online in purposeful ways, as well. But the results of a survey by the Pew
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