• City’s employment numbers take downward turn

    Hamilton has lost 14,000 jobs over the past year, according to the most recent figures from Statistics Canada. The latest issue of the agency’s Labour Force Survey shows the area shed 3,000 full-time positions and 11,000 part-time jobs since September of last year. The loss kicked the Hamilton-Burlington-Grimsby area’s unemployment rate to 7.5 per cent, […]

  • 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 […]