Thursday, March 06, 2008

Census shows dramatically aging Canadian workforce as labour shortages loom

read article: CTV British Columbia
Dan Kelly, Western Canadian vice-president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, says several firms there are tolerating corporate theft rather than fire staff they cannot easily replace.

"They're so desperate to hang onto any staff they can," he said. "They can't afford to get rid of them."

Companies which spent the last three years clamouring for the best workers - or any workers - to fill jobs as the economy booms, now find some of those who pledged their loyalty to the oilsands of Fort McMurray have marched over to Vancouver for top-dollar construction jobs ahead of the 2010 Olympics.

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