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Why Aren’t College Students Using LinkedIn To Find Jobs?

By: Bryan S Hall ReadWrite April 23, 2013 The jobless numbers in the U.S. remain an ongoing concern throughout the country. For college students and recent graduates, often dubbed “millennials,” the numbers are even worse. More than half of recent graduates are either unemployed or underemployed. Despite these figures, according to a recent survey, nearly

Road to homeownership ain’t what it used to be says Gen Y: TD poll

TD Canada Trust Canada Newswire April 23, 2013 TORONTO, April 23, 2013 /CNW/ – From high property prices to tighter lending conditions, young first-time homebuyers today say they face challenges that their parents didn’t have to worry about. According to new research from TD Canada Trust, Generation Y (or, Millennials) identifies three main obstacles to

Australia casts its spell on Canada’s millennials

By: Susan Krashinsky The Globe and MailApril 11, 2013 Among the bizarre and fascinating things that Australia has contributed to the world – including a pink lake, news stories involving shark wrestling, and the astonishing ability to lose a prime minister in the ocean – is the fact that now, “chief funster” is an actual

CANADA: ‘Hide Your Education if You Want a Job!’

By: Jennifer Blastorah The Huffington Post (The Blog) March 27, 2013 Returning to Canada in the autumn of 2011, after completing my master’s degree abroad, I had high hopes of starting a career. Fluent in German, with international experience, educated in Canada and Germany, and with plenty of practical work experience, I was hopeful that

The six ways Generation Y will transform the workplace

By: Lauren Friese and Cassandra Jowwerr of TallentEgg Special to The Globe and Mail Mar. 12, 2013 More than 12 million strong and representing more than one-third of Canada’s population, Generation Y is the largest demographic cohort to come after the baby boomers. Born between 1981 and 2000, members of Generation Y, also known as

Generation Burnout: Gen Y Women in the Workplace

Abacus Data stats on Gen Y Women are quoted in the October 2012 edition of Flare Magazine. Check out the article here, Flare Magazine October 2012.

G&M: Generation Nixed: Why Canada’s youth are losing hope for the future

TAVIA GRANT AND JANET MCFARLAND The Globe and Mail Published Saturday, Oct. 27 2012, 8:00 AM EDT Crippling debt to buy credentials no one wants. Low-paying, short-term jobs that put middle-class prosperity out of reach. And, for good measure, the prospect of a penurious retirement. That’s the deal on offer to many twentysomething Canadians today, a

iPolitics: Does Canadians’ high regard for co-ops present an opportunity for government?

Posted on Tue, May 29, 2012, 5:01 am by David Coletto In the past three years, we have witnessed significant unrest by large numbers of citizens unhappy with the state of the financial system and capitalism in general. Last year, hundreds of Canadians “occupied” parks across the country calling for changes to our financial system and government policy.

Calgary Sun: Northern Gateway backers have upper hand: Poll

BY DANIEL PROUSSALIDIS ,PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU OTTAWA  – Despite years of anti-oilsands campaigns, a new poll has found Canadians are more likely to support than oppose Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline proposal. An Abacus Data poll exclusively for QMI Agency has found 38% of those asked supported the pipeline that would link Alberta’s oilsands and a tanker terminal in

New politics of the oil sands won’t be about the environment

The oil sands remain a highly divisive and controversial topic in Canada.  Opinion is polarized by proponents of development in Western Canada and its strong opponents in Quebec.  Albertans and Quebecers are as far apart on the oil sands as possible.

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