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This June 19, 2017 file photo shows a person working on a laptop in Massachusetts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Elise Amendola

Trust essential in work-from-home era, experts say, after B.C. ‘time theft’ ruling

More and more companies using technology to monitor their employees’ every move

 

Colorado Mammoth forward Brett McIntyre, front left, scores a goal against Buffalo Bandits goalie Matt Vinc, back, on June 11, 2022, in Denver. Injured players working in the US are typically eligible for workers’ compensation, but not in Canada. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pro athletes chasing workers’ compensation for their injuries

Canadian athletes not eligible if they’re injured in a game or practice, B.C. asked to change that

 

President of the Treasury Board Mona Fortier speaks in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Fortier says that if federal public servants refuse to return-to-office by the end of March management will be left to assess each situation on a case by case basis.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Penalties for public servants who won’t go back to office to be handled individually

Federal employees still working from home will begin to transition back starting Monday

 

Softwood lumber is pictured in Richmond, B.C., Tuesday, April 25, 2017. An estimated 300 jobs in British Columbia will likely be gone by the end of the year as Canfor Pulp Products closes the pulp line at its Prince George pulp and paper mill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Hundreds of jobs affected as Canfor announces pulp line closure at B.C. mill

Vancouver-based company blames a lack of fibre for its pulp operations

Softwood lumber is pictured in Richmond, B.C., Tuesday, April 25, 2017. An estimated 300 jobs in British Columbia will likely be gone by the end of the year as Canfor Pulp Products closes the pulp line at its Prince George pulp and paper mill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
In 2021, 6,532 workers reported a mental disorder claim to WorkSafeBC, a 60 per cent increase from 2017. Of them, about 37 per cent were accepted. (Credit: Pixabay)

The growing toll of job injuries you can’t see in B.C.

Workers are increasingly reporting mental health challenges and the struggle to have them recognized

  • Dec 28, 2022
In 2021, 6,532 workers reported a mental disorder claim to WorkSafeBC, a 60 per cent increase from 2017. Of them, about 37 per cent were accepted. (Credit: Pixabay)
FILE- Senior citizens make their way down a street in Peterborough, Ont. on Monday May 7, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

‘It is your new normal’: Canada’s aging work force root of national labour shortage

Canada’s labour force growth rate has been trending downward since 2000, and is intensifying

FILE- Senior citizens make their way down a street in Peterborough, Ont. on Monday May 7, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
FILE - Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York, on Dec. 20, 2018. Embattled vaping company Juul Labs announced layoffs Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, as the company tries to weather growing setbacks to its electronic cigarette business, including lawsuits, government bans and increasing competition. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Vaping company Juul cuts 400 jobs amid growing setbacks

Industry experts speculating company could soon go bankrupt

FILE - Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York, on Dec. 20, 2018. Embattled vaping company Juul Labs announced layoffs Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, as the company tries to weather growing setbacks to its electronic cigarette business, including lawsuits, government bans and increasing competition. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem speaks at a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem speaks at a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote speech at F8, Facebook’s developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who heads the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection, called in a sharply worded letter Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, for Facebook founder, Zuckerberg, to testify before the panel on Instagram’s effects on children. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

VIDEO: Facebook parent company Meta lays off 11,000 employees

Number represents 13% of entire Facebook, Instagram workforce

FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote speech at F8, Facebook’s developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who heads the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection, called in a sharply worded letter Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, for Facebook founder, Zuckerberg, to testify before the panel on Instagram’s effects on children. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Ironworker Danielle Shaw explains the ins and outs of her industry to interested visitors to the recent Black Press Media Career and Post Secondary Education Event in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press Media)

Time to connect in person with potential employers, schools at Abbotsford career fair

Education opportunties and work options aplenty to be presented at Black Press event

Ironworker Danielle Shaw explains the ins and outs of her industry to interested visitors to the recent Black Press Media Career and Post Secondary Education Event in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press Media)
Workers are seen around a cafe-style bar in Lightspeed’s Montreal office in an undated handout photo. When Lightspeed Commerce Inc. staff headed back to the office this year after a pandemic hiatus, they found a space double the size of their last with a restaurant serving free meals, a smoothie bar and a barista to craft custom drinks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Lightspeed

Canadians companies turning to amenities to lure staff back to offices

Catered lunches, workout spaces, childcare among perks being offered by some

Workers are seen around a cafe-style bar in Lightspeed’s Montreal office in an undated handout photo. When Lightspeed Commerce Inc. staff headed back to the office this year after a pandemic hiatus, they found a space double the size of their last with a restaurant serving free meals, a smoothie bar and a barista to craft custom drinks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Lightspeed
People mingle during a job fair in Surrey several years ago. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Job fair helping during serious labour shortage

One million new jobs coming to B.C. in the next decade: gov’t

People mingle during a job fair in Surrey several years ago. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
A sign welcomes visitors to Merritt, B.C., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. The city is launching a four-day work week pilot program in hopes of attracting, recruiting and retaining staff for the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A sign welcomes visitors to Merritt, B.C., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. The city is launching a four-day work week pilot program in hopes of attracting, recruiting and retaining staff for the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A past Black Press career fair held in Surrey. (Black Press file photo)

Surrey career fair to focus on job opportunities and post-secondary education

Jobseekers encouraged to hit the Surrey Career and Post-Secondary Education fair Sept. 30

A past Black Press career fair held in Surrey. (Black Press file photo)
An excavator from a Wikimedia Commons file. GFL Environmental Inc. has been been handed a record WorksafeBC fine in connection with debris cleanup in the Kootenays. Wikimedia Commons file photo

Clean-up firm slapped with record WorksafeBC fine tied to lack of asbestos protection

WorkSafeBC fines GFL Environmental over $700,000 for infraction on Kimberley job site

An excavator from a Wikimedia Commons file. GFL Environmental Inc. has been been handed a record WorksafeBC fine in connection with debris cleanup in the Kootenays. Wikimedia Commons file photo
Cottage-Worthington Pavilion. (Abbotsford News file)

Nearly 200 Fraser Health jobs switching back to union positions

Housekeeping and food-service worker jobs were privately contracted for past 20 years

Cottage-Worthington Pavilion. (Abbotsford News file)
Mony loves the variety of tasks she has as a centre aide for Fraser Valley Child Development Centre in Abbotsford. (Communitas photo: Amanda de Waal)

Communitas and child development centre in Abbotsford team up for inclusive employment

Employee shares her experience giving back as a ‘valuable team member’

Mony loves the variety of tasks she has as a centre aide for Fraser Valley Child Development Centre in Abbotsford. (Communitas photo: Amanda de Waal)
In this file photo members of the BC General Employees Union rally outside the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

BCGEU bans overtime work by members as job action intensifies

Union hoping to highlight issues of under-staffing, excessive workload with latest move

In this file photo members of the BC General Employees Union rally outside the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Construction of the new Cascades Casino Delta is well under way, and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is looking to fill hundreds of positions before the facility opens this fall. (James Smith photo)

Five job fairs to fill hundreds of positions at new Delta casino

In-person hiring events to be held in Ladner Aug. 16, 18, 23, 24 and 25

Construction of the new Cascades Casino Delta is well under way, and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is looking to fill hundreds of positions before the facility opens this fall. (James Smith photo)
Shopify Inc. says it will layoff 10 per cent of its workforce because the company misjudged the growth of e-commerce. Shopify Inc. headquarters signage in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘I got this wrong:’ Shopify CEO announces plan to layoff 10 per cent of staff

Layoffs come as buyers revert to pre-pandemic shopping habits

Shopify Inc. says it will layoff 10 per cent of its workforce because the company misjudged the growth of e-commerce. Shopify Inc. headquarters signage in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick