October Labour Market Snapshot of Powell River

Career Link's October job market report indicates the number of job postings remained virtually steady in October with 42 jobs as compared to September's 41 jobs posted.  Taking a closer look at the September and October job postings we noted that: In both months, the top 3 sectors were: Food Services, Retail Trade and Health Care. Rounding out October's... Continue Reading →

BC’s Shipbuilding Industry: Plenty of Jobs on Deck

The Shipbuilding and Repair industry and their training institutions are preparing for increased activity on BC's Coast.  North Vancouver's Seaspan Marine, owner of Victoria and Vancouver Shipyards, was recently awarded an $8 billion shipbuilding contract for approximately 50 non-combat vessels for the Department of National Defence and the Coast Guard over the next thirty years... read more. A few highlights to get you up to... Continue Reading →

The 411 on BC’s Minimum Wage Increase

We're thinking BC workers may have started their November a little brighter with the knowledge that our general minimum wage increased on November 1st to $9.50 per hour.  The wage will increase again on May 1, 2012 to $10.25 per hour, just in time for the spring jumpstart of seasonal jobs. BC's minimum wage now beats Alberta's $9.40... Continue Reading →

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