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Boomers Finally Leaving Workforce: But are Millennials Ready to Step Up?

By: Kate Rogers FOXBusiness May 2, 2013 As more boomers age out of the American workforce, their employers are having a hard time filling their shoes. According to a new report from Citigroup, firms are facing constraints on the availability of qualified labor resources as older workers age out of the workforce or reduce their hours,

Sun News: BC NDP continue to lead in mid-campaign poll

The BC NDP is holding a 10-point lead over the BC Liberals according to a new poll by Sun News and Abacus. Figures showed 43% of voters supported the NDP while the Liberals were in second with 33% of support. The Green Party of BC came in with 12% of voter support, with the BC

Introducing the Abacus Insider

Introducing the Abacus Insider: our new online home for the latest insights, polling, and updates from the team at Abacus Data. The Abacus Insider gives you one-stop access to all of our published content – free of charge. You will find: All of our latest publicly available polls on a range of public affairs and popular culture topics

Banking in 2023: what’s a branch?

By: John Armstrong The Globe and Mail April 30, 2013 Canadian banks have an enviable record for stability and performance over the past 20 years. Even into 2013, we are continuing to see remarkably good performance. However, the next few quarters are likely to be very challenging as key forces start to impact top- and

Conservative millennials avoid risky investments

By: Christine Dugas USA Today April 28, 2013 This year the Dow finally broke through the 14,000 barrier for the first time since October 2008, but no thanks to the risk-averse millennials. The millennial generation, which ranges in age from 18 to 34, has been raised during the stock market crash and the Great Recession.

Managers to Millennials: Job interview no time to text

By: Paul Davidson USA Today April 28, 2013 Newly minted college graduates soon entering the job market could be facing another hurdle besides high unemployment and a sluggish economy. Hiring managers say many perform poorly — sometimes even bizarrely — in job interviews. Human resource professionals say they’ve seen recent college grads text or take

Stuck in Traffic: Corporate perks keep Gen Y downtown

By:Steven D’Souza CBC News April 26, 2013 Sari Katz has the kind of commute most people in the Greater Toronto Area can only dream of. “It takes, by bike, six or seven minutes,” the 26-year old says about her ride to work at Google Canada’s headquarters in the heart of downtown Toronto. Katz works in

The Unluckiest Generation: What Will Become of Millennials?

By: Derek Thompson The Atlantic April 26, 2013 The nearly 3.7 million American babies born in 1982 weren’t special, except to their families. But in the eyes of demographers, they were categorically different from the 3.6 million Americans born in 1981. They were the first members of a new club: Generation Y. This so-called millennial

What Millennials Need to Ask Their Parents

By: Jillian Keenan The New York Times April 25, 2013 There’s no good time to find out you have a brain tumor, but I think my father has a solid claim on the worst luck ever in this regard. When he got the bad news, I was camping. Not just camping, actually — I was

The Fight Against Cancer: Canadians hopeful, but there’s still work to be done

This year the Canadian Cancer Society will mark its 75th Anniversary and today, here in Ottawa, the Canadian Cancer Society will be joined by Members of Parliament, Senators and cancer survivors for #DaffoHillDay to raise awareness for Daffodil Month and show Canadians living with cancer that they are not alone. This Saturday, April 27,  is also Daffodil
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