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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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.
Employment at Arizona restaurants, bars surges after minimum wage increases
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A look at the weakened employment picture for Canadians, especially younger ones, and what it means.
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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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Major bank reports about the state of the economy are part of Canada’s information landscape and pretty much always have been. They are designed to tell us, in rationalized detail, where things are at. The reports set us up for what to expect from the major players in the country’s economic existence. This last one is a bit of a doozy, though. Most new jobs created in Canada since the 2009 recession have been part time. Last year, every single one was. Is this good?
Canada created lots of jobs last year. Almost all were part time: TD
The joys of human-made economic systems are locked in place structurally. Do you have a great job? No, how could you?
Fewer than 200 million worldwide have great jobs