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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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Here’s why climate advocates should love Obama’s community college plan
2015-02-21 18:42:56
We already know that President Obama’s proposed federal budget is full of goodies to fight climate change.

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Illinois Bill Pledges More Clean Energy Jobs, Boost to Economy, and Cleaner Air
2015-02-21 18:41:31
Illinois is two-for-two on clean energy wins. Illinois legislators introduced a bill to spur significant new growth in the clean energy industry, creating an estimated 32,000 jobs annually across Illinois once proposed clean energy standards are fully implemented.

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Renewed emphasis on blue-collar jobs in Michigan
2015-02-21 18:38:07
Only a few years ago, Michigan leaders talked excitedly about diversifying the state's economy beyond the auto industry, envisioning a Silicon Valley-style workforce that would be less dependent on manufacturing and more invested in technology and green energy.

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B.C. schools increase mining education despite industry downturn
2015-02-18 18:12:46
While recent mining news has been dominated by mine closures, layoffs and a retrenchment of prospecting and exploration, UBC’ is launching a new executive MBA program

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U.S. energy companies slash jobs as oil prices slump
2015-02-18 18:10:48
Oilfield services giants Schlumberger Ltd and Halliburton Co. and many others in the oil and gas industry have announced plans to lay off thousands of people in the past few months as global oil prices have nearly halved since June.

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Trinidad Drilling slashes jobs, wages amid oil slump
2015-02-18 18:05:21
Trinidad Drilling Ltd. has slashed paycheques for executives, board members, and salaried employees, while letting go staff and halving its 2015 budget, to cope with weak oil prices and sinking demand for its services.

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U.S. Housing Starts Slip 2%; Permits Down, Too
2015-02-18 18:02:53
Builders slowed new-home construction last month after a brisk December, pointing to uneven demand in an otherwise slowly recovering housing market.

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The future is bright for career starters in B.C.
2015-02-18 18:00:11

 It's a good time to be young and looking for a career in British Columbia.

 

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Uncertainty hangs thick over Canada’s job market this year
2015-02-17 20:38:20
Unfortunately for job seekers, it’s an employer’s market this year and they’re not exactly rolling out the welcome mat.

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UAE and regional jobs market holding up despite oil slump
2015-02-17 20:36:43
The jobs market in the UAE and the Middle East appears to be weathering the downturn in oil prices surprisingly well – at least for now, according to surveys by some of the biggest international recruiting firms in the region.

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Where the jobs will be — and which jobs will be in demand
2015-02-17 20:34:58
Trades, transport and equipment operators — and related occupations (about 160,000) are projected to be the three occupation groups that will account for 52 per cent of total projected job openings in the near future...

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Renewable energy projects in India to create 1m jobs
2015-02-17 20:32:32
India’s goal to expand its solar energy output significantly by 2022 could create more than 1m jobs, and similar plans for wind energy could add a further 180,000 posts.

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UCF to host Green Jobs Expo
2015-02-17 20:29:52
UCF will be showcasing green companies that are looking to recruit and employ a new generation of energy innovators  at an upcoming job expo.

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The Highest Paying In-Demand Jobs In America
2015-02-17 20:28:19
One job stands out on a new list of the 25 high-paying jobs that are most in demand: Physician, with a base salary of more than $200,000 and nearly 8,000 job openings listed on Glassdoor, a jobs website where users post salary information and company reviews.

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More than 40 percent of UW-Madison engineering students stay in Wisconsin after graduation
2015-02-16 21:25:32
According to 2013-2014 data from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Engineering Career Services, 93 percent of students who graduate from the College of Engineering accept jobs or go on to graduate school.

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How To Reverse Engineer Your Career (Even If You're Not An Engineer)
2015-02-16 21:23:16
Want to obtain your dream job faster? Then reverse engineer your career. And guess what?

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Fishermen in Goa, India, dread `return` of mining
2015-02-16 21:20:13
In 2012, when the Supreme Court of India banned iron ore mining in the coastal state of Goa, fisherman Suresh Parab breathed a sigh of relief.

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Oilfield services firm Hunting to cut jobs, realign units
2015-02-16 21:18:15
Oil and gas services and engineering company Hunting Plc said it would cut an unspecified number of jobs and realign its business units to help counter a drop in drilling activity.

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When Less Means More Jobs, More Money And More Opportunity
2015-02-11 21:36:35
Roughly $230 billion dollars each year -- that's what Americans pay utility companies to provide their homes with electricity and natural gas.

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Can Ending Energy Poverty Abroad Create Jobs at Home?
2015-02-11 21:34:38
An innovative American company called All Power Labs has a creative approach to tackling the challenge of energy poverty, one that has turned existing ideas about development aid and manufacturing jobs on their head.

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Bright future for women in trades
2015-02-11 21:32:11
Government and industry put money behind their message that Canada needs more skilled tradespeople with the recent announcement of a more than $1 million-plus investment in Women Building Futures (WBF), an organization that provides skilled labour training to women for the construction industry.

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B.C. throne speech envisions sparse spring session with few new initiatives
2015-02-11 21:30:37
Government tries to sidestep unstable economic conditions that have hammered other provinces

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The Simple Change That Attracts Great Job Applicants
2015-02-11 21:28:00
Ever wonder why the best and brightest aren’t applying to work at your company?

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Hard work reading US jobs data
2015-02-09 16:41:48
Investors should pay attention to some other figures, too

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Environmental Movement Has Held Back the Keystone XL Pipeline -- For Good Reason
2015-02-09 16:34:54
Ditching the Keystone XL pipeline should be a no-brainer. The 1,179-mile pipeline extension would carry some of the world's dirtiest oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas.

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5 things you should know before you start your workday
2015-02-09 16:33:11

Good morning.

Here’s an executive summary of some of the most newsworthy, fascinating or amusing stories from today’s Financial Post.

 

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Oil Jobs Start Drying Up
2015-02-09 16:31:12
Energy prices can be a frenemy of the American worker

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School board candidate cites construction knowledge, wants more trades training
2015-02-06 18:27:52
For Carrie Busey Elementary father Chris Kloeppel, the future belongs to his two girls — Molly and Madison....

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Job Losses Start To Hit the Surprisingly Resilient U.S. Oil Industry
2015-02-06 18:24:32
The mining and logging industry lost 3,000 jobs in January, one of the only sectors of the U.S. economy to cut payrolls last month.

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Jobs Report: U.S. Added 257,000 Jobs In January, Unemployment Up To 5.7%
2015-02-06 18:22:56
Employers added 257,000 jobs in January continuing a string of solid payroll numbers.

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Jobs report hammers gold
2015-02-06 18:20:19
Spot gold was down nearly two percent to $1,237 per ounce, a three-week low, after rosy job figures from the US were announced.

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