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The State of Blue Collar Canada: Satisfied with Work and Life

According to several recent studies, blue collar jobs will continue to be in demand, but shortages of blue collar workers persist with no end in sight. Reports from the Business Development Bank of Canada, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, and the Conference Board of Canada all heed the same warning: Canadian businesses are having a hard time finding […]

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The Results Are In: 73% of Companies Do Not Employ a Workplace Chaplain

The Results Are In: 73% of Companies Do Not Employ a Workplace Chaplain

In January, we polled our readers about whether or not their companies have a workplace chaplain and with 73% of the votes, the vast majority of respondents reported that they did not have access to a chaplain at their company. However, among that group, the sentiment was split on whether or not a workplace chaplaincy […]

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New White Paper: The State of Blue Collar America

Previously a declining sector of the United States workforce, blue collar jobs are growing at the fastest rate in nearly three and a half decades, yet workers are scarcer than ever, according to studies from The Washington Post and The Conference Board, respectively. This unique combination of circumstances creates significant new opportunities for Americans who may not have […]

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Poll: What Is Your Preferred Method of Interacting with Job Seekers?

Poll: What Is Your Preferred Method of Interacting with Job Seekers?

It’s a job seeker’s market and many companies are struggling to find qualified workers with the right mix of skills and experience to fill empty roles. However, in many cases, how a company interacts with job seekers may be what’s holding them back from hiring the best and brightest talent. So, we want to know, […]

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Baby Boomers Want to Keep Working in Retirement

In the U.S., Labor Shortage Helps Baby Boomers to Keep Working in Retirement; Poll a Wake-Up Call to Employers Struggling with Labor Shortages. Though an estimated 10,000 baby boomers retire daily, many still in the workplace foresee retirement to come later than expected-either by choice due to the labor shortage or out of necessity because of economic […]

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Job Insights for the First Quarter of 2019

Following a strong employment market in 2018, the new year begins on a generally optimistic note. To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for business leaders, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track quarterly hiring trends across a wide range of industries. Express surveyed business owners, decision makers, and […]

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Baby Boomers Want to Keep Working in Retirement

With the number of Canadians of core working-age at its lowest proportion on record and projected to keep falling, a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll and commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, found that employed baby boomers want to keep working in retirement, but most say their company doesn’t offer the option. The newly-released […]

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The Results Are In: Business Performance Predictions for 2019

In December, we polled our readers about their business performance predictions for the new year, and the results show an overall optimistic outlook for 2019. The top response was “moderate growth” with 59% of the votes followed by “steady, but unchanged” in second with 25%, and a “decrease in business” in third with 9%. Only […]

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New Survey: Businesses Reporting It’s Even Harder to Find Workers

83% of Businesses Say “Difficult” to Recruit and Hire; Still a Job Seeker’s Market In Omaha, Nebraska, Express Employment Professionals franchise owner Bernie Inbody says recruiting new workers is a “constant grind” for local companies that has become even harder in recent months. He’s not alone. With companies growing and unemployment low, it is becoming […]

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Question of the Month: Does Your Company Have a Workplace Chaplain?

A chaplain is “a cleric or a lay representative of a religious tradition, attached to a secular institution such as a hospital, prison, military unit, school, labor union, business, police department, fire department, university, or private chapel.” Many businesses have established chaplaincy programs as a benefit to help employees deal with a broad range of […]

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