News that half of Canadians in their prime working years don’t have a full time permanent job is a bit of a puzzle. Consider this against the central place in this culture occupied by the folklore of occupations and work, status and wages, the entire socioeconomic package of Canadian life.
Census 2016: Canadians in prime working years less likely to hold full-time jobs
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Unpaid internships damage long-term graduate pay prospects
The poverty of student experience
New study finds higher air pollution at school drop-off zones. Emissions were higher in the winter because of air stagnation around the Great Lakes
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Underfunding of bus-based public transit combined with a tendency for newer and larger employers to locate in the suburbs makes it hard for low income Buffalonians.
Region’s biggest employers are tough for city’s poorest to reach
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Macy’s, Sears, Payless Shoes. America’s favourite merchandise outlets melt into air. Retail here in the greater Toronto Area has been overbuilt for a while now but nobody is calling it an apocalypse quite yet. Unlike in the United States, where ‘retail apocalypse’ is a Wikipedia entry and daily reality. While retail jobs were nothing special they were readily available, especially to women and youth. Many an immigrant to North America held things together with mall employment, too.
The retail apocalypse is suburban. Cities will weather this concentrated downturn becasue they went through it 50 years ago. Their neighbours may not be so lucky
What caused the retail apocalypse?
See also: (352) Mall living
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Better wages for service industry employment in Arizona didn’t lead to economic disaster. Quite the opposite. Hiring for that sector has moved ahead of every other.
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A look at the weakened employment picture for Canadians, especially younger ones, and what it means.
Un- and under-employed: the new ‘normal’ of precarious work
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Young people are the ones who will be most affected by artificial intelligence and robotics if the electro-technological super future arrives in the workplace in the fashion expected. With that in mind, there is a new report to direct you to from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship called Future-proof: Preparing Young Canadians for the Future of Work.
The report is HERE and there was a CBC News piece last week covering it that includes 6:18 of audio and other links.
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Cross country check up: will you win or lose in an Uber-style sharing economy?
cbc.ca/radio [Podcast 1:53:00]
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