Too much poverty in Scarborough: John Cartwrtight

“Decade after decade, century after century, the tension in our world has been between the majority of human kind, the 99 percent if you want to put it that way, restricting the ability of the one percent to make money however they saw fit,” said John Cartwright, President of the Toronto and York Region District Labour Council.

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Let the summer job hunt begin

The hunt for summer jobs is soon to begin. Once school is out, hundreds of students will be giving out resumes, applying online, and exploring every possible resource to find a job. To secure summer employment, job hopefuls should consult local Scarborough employment agencies.

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Immigrant language tests leave some tongue-tied

Getting into Canada to work just got a little harder. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney recently announced that starting July 1, newcomers under the Provincial Nominee Program in low-skilled professions will have to take a mandatory test in French or English before they’re allowed into Canada.

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Non-profit helps youth find work despite funding issues

Over 40 and out of a job, Lorie Fairburn turned to Neighbourhood Link and the services available there to help her find work. And find work she did. The non-profit organization hired her to be its development and marketing manager after she attended several job training programs there.

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Ontario Liberals’ jobs at stake in looming budget battle

The fate of Ontario’s Liberal minority government rests in the hands of the New Democratic Party. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath was quick to slam the provincial budget tabled today at Queen’s Park, saying it has very little to offer in terms of job creation and may not be worth supporting.