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Province invests $4 million for trade school expansion
2015-03-19 22:27:32
The Manitoba government announced it will invest $4 million to expand the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology.

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OPEC’s decline will be Canada’s gain as the organization’s influence wanes
2015-03-19 22:25:48
It’s tough to see any upside today from the break up – through job cuts, investment pullbacks, project cancellations — of many parts of Western Canada’s energy economy due to the collapse in oil prices.

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Cheap oil is costing 100,000 jobs
2015-03-19 22:24:31
A year ago, the oil industry's biggest problem was finding a way to deal with the "retirement tsunami" about to crash down on it as older oilfield workers hung up their cork boots to enjoy freedom at 55.

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Proos Backs Expansion Of Jobs Training Program
2015-03-17 21:15:01
State Senator John Proos is among those supporting the expansion of an initiative that allows community colleges to provide training to workers entering the market in a skilled trade.

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Nexen Energy cutting 340 jobs in North America and 60 in the U.K. as it adapts to oil-price collapse
2015-03-17 21:11:31
Nexen Energy ULC said Tuesday it will cut hundreds of jobs as it seeks to adapt to the collapse in oil prices in recent months.

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Alberta's Construction Industry Faces Three Years Of Job Losses
2015-03-17 21:06:44
After years of rapid growth, Alberta's construction industry can expect an extended downturn that will result in project delays, cancellations and job layoffs, says a new report.

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Removing U.S. oil ban would create jobs beyond drilling: report
2015-03-17 21:03:36
Lifting a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude exports would create a wide range of jobs in the oil drilling supply chain and broader economy even in states that produce little or no oil, according to a report released on Tuesday.

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5 things you should know before you start your workday
2015-03-16 22:12:34
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Job cuts in oil patch slowing business in downtown Calgary
2015-03-16 22:09:47
Fewer people getting shoeshines and plenty of downtown parking spots for rent

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Itemizing The Oil Bust: 75,000 Layoffs And Counting
2015-03-16 22:06:49
The American Oil Bust of 2015 is making it cheaper to fill up our tanks at the gas station, but it is decimating our nation’s oil and gas workforce as companies slash spending in hopes of surviving the downturn.

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Skilled trades need more women to train up and tool up
2015-03-16 22:04:55
If we want a strong and vibrant economic future, then it’s key that strong and vibrant women help drive it.

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Terra State offering skilled trade training
2015-03-16 22:01:34
Summer program available at no cost to students entering 10th grade in Sandusky and Ottawa counties

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Appleton charter school focuses on skilled trades
2015-03-16 21:59:46
Appleton Technical Academy hopes to train students for careers, give them a head-start on technical college degrees.

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Is a career in the skilled trades for you?
2015-03-16 21:55:30
Is a job in construction or a skilled trade for you?

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More Jobs Coming to Calgary and Edmonton in 2015 Despite Oil Price Fears
2015-03-10 17:25:08
What a difference a few months make. Throughout 2014, Calgary and Edmonton were ranked as the top two Canadian 'Markets to Watch', both ranking high for investment, development and housing prospects.

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Northeast B.C.’s top five in-demand jobs
2015-03-10 17:20:40
B.C. government’s Pulse of the Peace report forecasts best employment prospects in the region

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How Our 'Free Trade' Policies Kill Jobs
2015-03-10 17:18:56
Trade is great. We all trade. A lot of us trade labor for money that buys other things.

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China’s Jobs Picture Darkens
2015-03-10 17:13:42
Labor minister warns of slowing job growth in urban China; Survey finds hiring pickup unlikely

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Sasol Cuts 1,500 Jobs as Oil Price Slumps
2015-03-09 21:10:00
Petrochemicals company also slashed its dividend, though its second-half net profit jumped....

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Why the robot boom in manufacturing is actually a good thing
2015-03-09 21:07:37
I haven’t seen Chappie, which opened in movie theatres this past weekend, and apparently neither have many other folks.

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Energy and mining stocks help push TSX lower for second day
2015-03-09 20:30:05
Canadian stocks fell a second day, dropping to a five-week low, as commodities producers retreated after China reduced imports a second month.

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Protecting Our Environment Is a Matter of Life or Death
2015-03-09 20:28:22
Latino families are an important part of California's economy, contributing to our social growth and vitality.

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Government investment supports skills training
2015-03-06 19:23:00
The announcement was made March 5 at the Cumberland College Nipawin campus, by Randy Hoback, Member of Parliament for Prince Albert on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, that an investment of $92,000 from the Government of Canada will help support the purchase of new equipment to expand their electrical and industrial mechanics certificate programs.

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Manufacturing Employment Is Falling Off A Cliff And It Doesn't Matter A Darn
2015-03-06 19:20:44
One of the standard complaints about the American economy these days is that manufacturing is suffering very hard times.

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Strong U.S. jobs report raises pressure on Fed to boost rates
2015-03-06 19:18:43
Economy adds 295k jobs; drop-outs help lower rate to 5.5 percent

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Clean Energy Jobs/Top 10 States for 2014 - Despite Slump, E2 Report Shows NV, CA and NY Led the Pack Last Year
2015-03-06 19:16:35
March 5, 2015 (Investorideas.com renewable energy stocks newswire) Nearly 47,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced at more than 170 projects across the country in 2014, according to jobs tracking analysis by the national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

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New blood needed as trade industries expand
2015-03-06 19:14:10
A need for more apprentices and diversity within skilled trades has brought about a new program in Fort Wayne.

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Local community colleges get big boost for skilled trades jobs training
2015-03-04 17:58:13
Community colleges across Michigan are getting a $50 million shot in the arm to increase skilled trades training.

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Preparing for a million job openings in BC
2015-03-04 17:54:03
Part of our province's success has been our ability to introduce three consecutive balanced budgets -- and this year we will likely be the only province in Canada to do so.

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Many options for prospective students interested in engineering
2015-03-04 17:52:26
Private institutions have turned their attention to engineering degrees, to keep up with industry demands.

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The Rigor and Reward of Engineering
2015-03-04 17:50:27
I grew up in a strict household, where education was the number one priority in the early stages of my life.

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Ottawa extends 15% tax credit for mining sector by 1 more year
2015-03-02 17:57:52
The federal government says it wants to extend a tax credit for junior mining companies by an extra year, into next year's tax season.

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Why New York is missing out on America’s blue-collar boom
2015-03-02 17:55:52
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sparked a firestorm back in 2011 when he signed legislation that narrowed collective-bargaining rights for government workers.

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Trucking companies target jobless oil workers
2015-02-25 19:30:31
U.S. oil company job cuts that cost machinery operator Drew Sanford his spot at Halliburton Co. are shaping up as a boon for trucking companies desperate for big-rig drivers.

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Should You Start a Career in the Oil Industry
2015-02-25 19:27:02
With the price of oil just under $50 a barrel Tuesday, oil companies are laying off workers left and right.

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Northampton middle school team takes top award in manufacturing video contest
2015-02-25 19:24:02
A team from Northampton Area School District earned top honors Tuesday night in a video contest among 22 schools designed to showcase area manufacturers and entice students to consider manufacturing as a career.

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NMC Lands $2.1 Million Skilled Trades Grant
2015-02-25 19:21:06
Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) was selected Tuesday as one of 18 community colleges across Michigan to receive state grant funding to purchase equipment for skilled trades training.

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Oakland, Macomb community colleges get funding to teach skilled trades
2015-02-25 19:19:05
Oakland Community College Chancellor Timothy R. Meyer said state funds, announced for the college Tuesday Feb. 24, will be used for equipment and training for skilled trade jobs.

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MBA Programs In Energy Point To Jobs Despite Oil Price Plunge
2015-02-25 19:16:40
Big energy companies are tapping into business education despite the sector's slashed capital spending and exploration costs, and widespread layoffs.

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Palladium mining rights in the Pontiac bought by Montreal company
2015-02-25 19:14:27
Rare metal used to lower greenhouse gas emissions sells for $800 an ounce

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Alberta to bleed 31,800 jobs by end of year in oil price carnage
2015-02-24 19:12:15
Alberta, the Canadian province holding the world’s third-largest oil reserves, expects 31,800 jobs to be lost for the remainder of the year as a crude price crash forces producers to cut costs.

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End of oil-and-gas boom shakes oil-rich Norwegians out of Utopian reverie
2015-02-24 19:10:33
Losing his job on a Norwegian oil rig meant more to Kristoffer Sandberg than saying goodbye to a high salary.

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The incredible decline of American unions, in one animated map
2015-02-24 19:08:34
Union membership has plummeted in the U.S., from nearly one-third of workers 50 years ago to one in 10 American workers today.

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B.C. economy booming despite energy sector woes: Susan Bonner
2015-02-23 20:04:38
Looking west has been the way to track the story of the Canadian economy for some time now. It was the west —specifically Alberta — that delivered most of the growth after the 2008-2009 Great Recession and led Canada's speedier than most recovery.

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Obama embraces natural gas exports to drive job growth despite likely domestic price hike
2015-02-23 20:03:00
As of Dec. 31 the Energy Department had given final approval to five liquefied natural gas export proposals. It has given conditional approval to four others —

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Tales from the oil sands downturn: ‘You need to have a fair bit of intestinal fortitude to be in this business
2015-02-23 20:00:00
The pain of crude’s collapse is beginning to bite in Alberta, from the oil sands boomtown of Fort McMurray to the corporate boardrooms of Calgary.

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The New Yavapai Economy: Is blue collar the new white collar?
2015-02-23 19:58:16
At national, state, and federal levels there has been a surge of discussion around the middle-skills job gap. These are the vocational careers that have experienced a reduction in workforce due to retirees and little to no pipeline of trained or apprenticed workers to replace them.

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Zambia vows to safeguard jobs at Barrick’s Lumwana mine
2015-02-23 19:55:56
Zambia eased regulations preventing tax refunds to exporters as President Edgar Lungu said the government “won’t allow a single mining job” to be lost in Africa’s second-biggest copper producer.

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UCC hosts career forum
2015-02-21 18:49:57
Several careers were represented during a career forum held at Ursuline College Chatham on Thursday, but the skilled trades sector made it clear there are plenty of opportunities.

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Breaking down skilled trade barriers
2015-02-21 18:46:09
Last April, the province launched the B.C.'s Skills for Jobs Blueprint - a road map for re-engineering education and training to support our province's demand for skilled labour.

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