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Labour Market Information Report Apr 10-13

LMI Report Apr 10 – Apr 14, 2017 Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence…

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Labour Market Information Report Mar 27-31

LMI Report Mar 27 – Mar 31, 2017   Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the…

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Labour Market Information Report Mar 20-24

LMI Report Mar 20 – Mar 24, 2017 Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence…

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Labour Market Information Report Feb 27-Mar 3

LMI Report Feb 27 – Mar 3, 2017 Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence…

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Labour Market Information Report Jan 30 – Feb 3

LMI Report Jan 30 – Feb 3, 2016   Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the…

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Employee Retention: How to Keep Good Employees

Keeping valuable employees can be complicated in today’s evolving workplace that faces challenges unique to our fast-paced, technological world; yet it is more important than ever to retain an efficient workforce in order to remain competitive. The hidden cost of high turnover can drain a company’s resources. Replacement costs for workers are estimated at 1/3…

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Tips to Reduce Employee Turnover

”People move on for better opportunities; they seem to graduate from my business to another.” This West Kootenay employer echoes the frustration of many local employers who are dealing with employee turnover. This interview was a component of the Nelson Area Human Resource Strategy (Local Employers Working Together), a 1997-98 labour market partnership conducted by…

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Cantrill Distributing and the Wage Subsidy Program

The Business: Cantrill Distributing is a Castlegar-based bread distribution business serving the West Kootenays. They’ve been in business for 8 years and have 6 employees. Why the Wage Subsidy Program? Steep learning curve means new employees have to go through extensive training The program allowed them to train staff at a significant cost savings Result:…

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Mandala Custom Homes and the Wage Subsidy Program

The Business: Mandala Custom Homes is a Nelson-based design and build company focussing on open, round structures. They ship throughout North America and around the world. Startigng in 2000, the company now employs 12 people   Why the Wage Subsidy Program? Provides the opportunity to hire a person—and ensure they are a good fit Helps…

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Danielle Occupational Skills Training

Danielle, from the Slocan Valley, was a stay-at-home mom whose husband was away working. Though she had other skills, she needed something that would allow her to care for her child, not be too physically demanding, and work with her rural situation.   Why the Occupational Skills Training Program? She had been to KCDS for…

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Monica and Occupational Skills Training

Monica, from Nelson, had been a mechanic for 22 years when, at age 39, she became ill and could no longer continue working as a mechanic. She was desperate and didn’t know where to turn for help.   Why Occupational Skills Training? It became clear after living on savings for two years that she had…

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