• The Spectator’s view: Jobs paradox leaves unemployed in the cold

    How’s this for a paradox. Manufacturing companies that fled Canada for low-wage countries such as China and India are, in many cases, willing to return now that wages in those countries are increasing. (Higher shipping costs and the buy local trend are factors, too.) Alas, there’s a rub. While manufacturers are lining up to return […]

  • Number of minimum wage earners doubled in ten years

    Women, minorities among rising number of minimum wage workers. Minimum wage boost would help close wage gap for vulnerable workers. The share of Ontario workers toiling for minimum wage has more than doubled from 4.3 per cent to 9 per cent since 2003, according to new research being released Tuesday. And those $10.25-per-hour workers are […]

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    Help Hamilton Community News help those in need

    Newspaper group partners with Hamilton Food Share for annual food drive. Back in March of 2013, 17,069 of our friends and neighbours turned to Hamilton’s food banks to help feed themselves and their families. And while that number is down slightly from March 2012, there is no question that the number of people relying on […]