Canseco makes pitch for chief of staff job in tweet to Trump


NEW YORK — Jose Canseco is ready to take a swing at politics. The former major league slugger has made his pitch for a big job at the White House, tweeting Wednesday to U.S. President Donald Trump: “u need a bash brother for Chief if (sic) Staff.” Canseco told his “little buddy” he has “a secret reorg plan already.” He suggested Trump send him a direct message and signed off (hashtag)yeswecanseco. The outspoken Canseco knows his way around Washington. He testified on Capitol Hill before Congress during its 2005 hearingsRead More

Opposition concerned by falling construction job numbers


Questions are being raised about the future of Saskatchewan’s construction industry, as numbers from Statistics Canada show a slowdown in jobs. In 2014, Stats Canada numbers show 57,200 construction jobs in the province; while in 2018, the number has dropped to 48,900. Despite the decline in jobs, the Saskatchewan Construction Association says it remains cautiously optimistic moving forward. “As long as we don’t see any further decline, the companies and the employees out there today should be able to keep going,” Director of Advocacy and Communication for the Saskatchewan ConstructionRead More

Thousands of positions on offer at Palais des Congres job fair

Thousands of positions on offer at Palais des Congres job fair

Despite unemployment in Quebec at record lows, thousands of job seekers are turning out for a massive job fair at the Palais des Congres. Manufacturing is being hit especially hard by the province’s labour shortage – according to Statistics Canada, manufacturing job vacancies spiked by 44 per cent in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the year prior. “We have a hard time finding people for all types of jobs on the shop floor,” said Stephanie Lavigne of O-I, a leading glass bottle manufacturer with a plant on WellingtonRead More

Regional results: Bradley holds on in Sarnia, Preston takes top job in St. Thomas

It was night of change in some regional communities while others saw some familiar faces return to the position of mayor. Mike Bradley survived a tumultuous ninth term as Mayor in Sarnia and won by a 2-1 margin Monday night. Trevor Birtch was re-elected to another term in Woodstock in a year when many on council decided not to return. Meanwhile Joe Preston unseated Heather Jackson in St. Thomas. Goderich has a familiar face but a new mayor in John Grace. Grace had previously served seven years as deputy mayor.Read More

Postal union issues strike notices to Canada Post, could walk off job Monday

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OTTAWA — The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it has given strike notice to Canada Post that workers could walk off the job as early as next week. The union representing 50,000 Canada Post employees says rotating strikes will begin Monday if agreements aren’t reached with the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers bargaining units. It says it’s pushing for improved job security, an end to forced overtime, and better health and safety measures. Locations of the rotating strikes have yet to be determined. The possibilityRead More

CEO gives his car to employee who walked 20 miles to work

CEO gives his car to employee who walked 20 miles to work

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Moncton job fair attracts talent from abroad

Moncton job fair attracts talent from abroad

People are coming from around the world for a chance to work in Moncton. A job fair aimed at boosting immigration drew hundreds of people to the Avenir Centre on Friday. Filling these vacancies can mean millions of dollars to the city, and, since 51 per cent of Moncton’s population growth is coming from immigration, it’s a trend the city hopes to continue. Job fairs, like the one held on Friday, are aimed at attracting top international talent and retaining the ones who may already be here attending post-secondary institutions.Read More

Health news | Job strain could be harming your heart

The researchers define “high-strain jobs” as those that are “psychologically demanding” but give job-holders little control “over the work situation.” Examples include bus driving, nursing, and working on assembly lines. Previous studies have linked work stress to coronary heart disease, but whether there is also a link to atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is less clear. According to first study author Eleanor I. Fransson, who is an associate professor of epidemiology at Jönköping University in Sweden, A-fib “is a common condition with serious consequences and therefore it is of major public healthRead More