Media Stories

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CBC
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Apr 02, 2020
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As restaurants, bars and other businesses shut their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, laying off tens of thousands of people, there are other industries in the city looking to hire workers — and they're not just retail and cashier jobs. >> COVID-19-related; Accounting and finance; IT (Information technology); Retail

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Globe & Mail
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Mar 27, 2020
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As hundreds of thousands of Canadians join the ranks of the unemployed amid the continuing COVID-19 epidemic, some companies are seeing increased demand – and hiring accordingly... Among those hiring are Walmart Canada, Amazon and Dollarama, along with some grocery and drug store chains, medical supply makers, some cleaning and security services and IT firms that enable remote work. >> COVID-19-related; Food processing and production; security; retail

HEADLINEHelp Wanted: Grocery Stores, Pizza Chains and Amazon Are Hiring
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New York Times
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Mar 22, 2020
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Surging demand for critical products has created an immediate need for more workers, forcing some companies to alter normal hiring practices. >> Retail; Warehouse; COVID-19-related

HEADLINEGrocery chains go on hiring spree to cope with surging demand due to coronavirus
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Globe & Mail
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Mar 20, 2020
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Grocery stores are stepping up their efforts to hire temporary workers to cope with a surge in demand on store services as a result of the new coronavirus. >> Retail; COVID-19 emergency aid

HEADLINESome of our most undervalued workers now among our most valuable as pandemic forces rethink of what jobs are critical
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Toronto Star
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Mar 19, 2020
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COVID-19 is highlighting how much we depend on a whole constellation of ... humble occupations. Millions of so-called “low skill” workers are ... indispensable to our well-being, possibly even our survival. And unlike those of us who can work from home and make other adjustments to survive the lockdown, these workers can’t. They have to keep working: both to earn income (most wouldn’t even qualify for Employment Insurance), and to serve us. >> Driving-local delivery; Early childhood care and development; Restaurant; Retail; COVID-19-related

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CTV
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Mar 19, 2020
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The closure of many retailers, public spaces and services as the country self-isolates for the foreseeable future is putting so much pressure on those companies still operating that many say they have to hire to keep up. Companies Ltd.and Shoppers drug Mart are among those hiring. >> Pharmacy; Retail; Warehouse; COVID-19-related

HEADLINEToronto is facing a shortage of skilled workers. A North Carolina experiment may be the solution to bridging the talent gap
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Toronto Star
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Feb 03, 2020
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When immigrants arrive in Canada, there’s a reluctance — and sometimes outright refusal — to recognize their professional credentials and experience. Going back to school to get that degree from scratch is out of reach for many, in terms of both time and money. Jan De Silva, president and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade suggested solution? A six-month set of refresher courses, followed by a co-op placement. >> Construction; Health care; IT (Information technology); Retail

HEADLINEFrom a Stall in San Diego, a Somali Tailor Weaves a New Life
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New York Times
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Nov 30, 2019
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Ali Awow fled civil war at home and spent a year in a refugee camp in Kenya before making his way to Southern California. Now he is running a custom clothing shop. >> Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINESyrian Family Expands Middle Eastern Grocery And Clothing Business In Moncton And Saint John
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Huddle
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Jul 26, 2019
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When Feras Al-Motaweh arrived in Moncton as a refugee from Syria in January 2016 with his wife and five children, they found that the options for Middle Eastern food and clothing in New Brunswick were limited. So they opened the Rabih Store to fill that gap. >> Food preparation and service; Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINESyrian butcher delivers the taste of success in his Halifax shop
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The Chronicle Herald
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Jul 15, 2019
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For some people, the more challenging circumstances they face, the more success they achieve. >> Food preparation and service; Food processing and production; Retail; Entrepreneurship