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H.07 EMPLOYMENT

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Created Date Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Filesize 221 Kilobytes

2011 WP11-13

Title:Why do some employers prefer to interview Matthew, But Not Samir?: new evidence from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
Author(s):Oreopoulos, Philip|split|Dechief, Diane
Corporate Author: Metropolis British Columbia
Subject:Discrimination|split|Racism
Publisher:Metropolis British Columbia
Place of Publication:Burnaby BC
Vancouver
Date of Publication:2011
Language:English
Series:Working Paper Series
Material Type:Report

Created Date Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Filesize 1.83 Megabytes

2009 Green Jobs Report

 

Title:Green jobs: it's time to build Alberta's future.
Author(s):Thompson, David
Corporate Author: Sierra Club Prairie
Greenpeace
The Alberta Federation of Labour
Subject:Employment - general|split|Environmental issues - general
Publisher:Greenpeace
Sierra Club Prairie
Alberta Federation of Labour
Place of Publication:Toronto
Date of Publication:2009
Abstract:

Labour and environmental groups are coming together – around the world and right here in Alberta – to call on governments to create green jobs. For too long, the two groups have been pitted against one another. The story crafted by political and business elites is that you can either have jobs or you can have a clean environment, but you can’t have both. However, people don’t buy that story anymore. The days of the jobs vs. environment myth are numbered. Environmental problems are increasingly seen as challenges to be overcome, and as opportunities to create good jobs cleaning up the environment. The emerging cooperation between labour and environmental groups is flipping the traditional story, and creating a new way to see the environment and the economy. People get it. They understand that you can have a clean environment and a strong economy, and they like the idea of governments pursuing policies that will lead to the creation of green jobs. The Alberta government can start right now, putting tens of thousands of Albertans back to work, building a cleaner, greener economy. The policy measures needed are straightforward, and the investments are very affordable. Certainly, they will create far more jobs than we are getting by throwing money at the oil and gas sector. With the potential for tens of thousands of green jobs, and a cleaner and greener economy, the real question is: can Alberta afford to not make the investment?

Table Of Contents:

Executive Summary Introduction What are green jobs? Why green jobs? The economic downturn requires fiscal stimulus We need to tackle global warming and other environmental issues Alberta’s employment picture The future of fossil fuels and employment Other rural jobs in decline Being a leader in the green economy . Green jobs sectors How many green jobs should Alberta aim to create? Replacing lost jobs Funds available for a green jobs stimulus Funding sources Sources of loan capital Conclusion: financing green jobs won’t be a problem Policies for creating green jobs Build Alberta’s energy efficiency Representative jobs Expand transit and create high-speed rail Representative jobs Accelerate renewable energy development Representative jobs Create other green jobs Meet the skills demand – education, training and transition Create a provincial green jobs strategy Timing and shape of the green jobs transition Short term: invest in creating green jobs over the next two years Medium term: diversify and consolidate green jobs gains Conclusion Appendix 1 - Home energy efficiency: employment and investment Appendix 2 - Eliminating fossil fuel handouts creates green jobs Appendix 3 - Reducing greenhouse gas emissions Endnotes

Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 28 January 2016
Filesize 426 Kilobytes

2006 Working Expected Work

Title:Working, expected to work project
Corporate Author: R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd.
Subject:Employment - training|split|Employment - programs, services
Publisher:Alberta Human Resources and Employment
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2006
Abstract:

The Working, Expected to Work Project was undertaken to review the existing benefits and services received by working ETW clients to determine the challenges they face in becoming self-sufficient.

Language:English
 
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 28 January 2016
Filesize 591 Kilobytes

2006 Single Parents

 

Title:Single parent research project: final report.
Corporate Author: R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd.
Subject:Family - single parents
Publisher:Alberta Human Resources and Employment
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2006
Abstract:

The Single Parent Research Project was undertaken to provide Alberta Human Resources and Employment (AHRE) with information on current programming strengths and weaknesses and to identify best practices. The research activities included 40 key informant interviews comprised of corporate AHRE staff, regional AHRE staff and service providers, review of documents (reports, etc.) provided by Alberta Human Resources and Employment as well as a literature review to identify and review information related to best practices in three other Canadian provinces as well as other comparable jurisdictions. The research focused on single parents who are in receipt of income support (Expecting to Work and Not Expecting to Work clients) as well as single parents who are engaged in Employment and Training Services.

Language:English
 
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 28 January 2016
Filesize 1.08 Megabytes

2006 Building Tommorrow Workforce

 

Title:Building and education tomorrow's workforce: Alberta's 10 year strategy.
Corporate Author: Alberta Human Resources and Employment
Subject:Employment - planning, policy|split|Education - planning, policy
Publisher:Alberta Human Resources and Employment
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2006
Abstract:

Building and Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce aimed at achieving three key outcomes: an improved supply of appropriately skilled and motivated workers in the province; highly skilled, educated and innovative people; and high performance work environments that can make maximum use of innovation and technology. These outcomes will be met through a strategic framework with four themes: Inform, Attract, Develop, and Retain. Inform, Attract, Develop, Retain.

Language:English
 
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 28 January 2016
Filesize 321 Kilobytes

2006 Building Tommorrow’s Themes

 

Title:Building and educating tomorrow's workforce: themes and priority actions.
Corporate Author: Alberta Human Resources and Employment
Subject:Education - planning, policy|split|Employment - planning, policy
Publisher:Alberta Human Resources and Employment
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2006
Abstract:

A summary of main themes from the "Building and Educating Tomorrow's Workforce" document.
Building and Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce aimed at achieving three key outcomes: an improved supply of appropriately skilled and motivated workers in the province; highly skilled, educated and innovative people; and high performance work environments that can make maximum use of innovation and technology. These outcomes will be met through a strategic framework with four themes: Inform, Attract, Develop, and Retain. Inform, Attract, Develop, Retain.

Language:English
 
Material Type:Fact Sheet


Created Date Thursday, 26 November 2015
Filesize 172 Kilobytes

2002 Income and Employment Supports Act - Consultation Questions Feedback

 

Title:Income and employment supports act: consultation questions feedback.
Author(s):Fairbrother, Nicola
Subject:Employment - planning, policy
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2002
Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 26 November 2015
Filesize 367 Kilobytes

2000 Improving Employment Outcomes

 

Title:Improving employment outcomes for Albertans with disabilities: taking action in the new millennium.
Corporate Author: Alberta Disabilities Forum
Subject:Disabilities - physical, mental - employment, sheltered industries|split|Employment - planning, policy
Publisher:Alberta Disabilities Forum
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2000
Abstract:

The Alberta Disabilities Forum (a group of 30 provincial not-for-profit organizations) has a strong interest in improving employment outcomes for Albertans with disabilities. Improving Employment Outcomes for Albertans with Disabilities: Taking Action in the New Millenium makes a contribution in this regard by taking general stock of where we are and making recommendations for future action.
In 1999, Canada's National Quality Institute (NQI) developed the Canadian Quality Criteria for the Public Sector, which are recognized around the world. These criteria are described in this document and were used as the framework within which people with disabilities and their families, employers, service providers and service staff were asked about the supports and services that currently exist and about how to improve them.
A total of 50 interviews were conducted across Alberta: 15 persons with disabilities, 15 executive/senior managers of not-for-profit organizations, 15 employers of persons with disabilities, and 5 front-line service staff. Overall, the survey results revealed that while there are some effective practices in Alberta, there is significant room to improve employment outcomes for persons with disabilities. The observations and insights of interview participants were used as the basis to make several recommendations.

Language:English

Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 17 September 2015
Filesize 1.75 Megabytes

1998 March First Reading - Hey Buddy Can You Spare A Job

Created Date Thursday, 13 August 2015
Filesize 1.66 Megabytes

1995 March Nonstandard Work - Definitions, Trends and Policy Relevance Final Report

Title:Nonstandard work : definitions, trends and policy relevance : final report.
Author(s):Nakamura, Alice
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Employment - general
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1995
Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 13 August 2015
Filesize 362 Kilobytes

1995 March Nonstandard Work - Definitions, Trends and Policy Relevance Executive Summary

Title:Nonstandard work : definitions, trends and policy relevance : executive summary.
Variant Title:Le travail non-standard : définitions, tendances et pertinence des politiques : résumé exécutif
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Employment - general
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1995
Language:English/French
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 13 August 2015
Filesize 273 Kilobytes

1995 Employment Trends

Title:Employment trends
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Employment - general
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1995
Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Filesize 135 Kilobytes

1986 March Unemployment - Reaping the Costs

Title:Unemployment: reaping the costs.
Author(s):Dembicki, Henry
Subject:Unemployment - general
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1986
Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Saturday, 12 October 2013
Filesize 250 Kilobytes

2013 Impact of Summer Temporary Employment Program Elimination in 2013

Title:Impact of Summer Temporary Employment Program elimination in 2013
Corporate Author: Inter-City Forum on Social Policy
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Employment - programs, services|split|Urban issues - community development
Publisher:Inter-City Forum on Social Policy
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2013
Abstract:

The Government of Alberta suspended the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) as part of Budget 2013. In response, the InterCity Forum on Social Policy (ICFSP) administered a survey to gauge the impact that the elimination of STEP would have on organizations in municipalities across Alberta. This document contains an executive summary, an analysis of the survey results, and a copy of the questionnaire that was completed by participating organizations.

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Filesize 687 Kilobytes

2010 aft tfw

Title:Report on temporary foreign workers in Alberta: the AFL round table on temporary foreign workers.
Corporate Author: Alberta Federation of Labour
Subject:Immigration - employment, foreign qualifications|split|Immigration - planning, policy Publisher:Alberta Federation of Labour
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2010
Abstract:

This report details the proceedings of a day-long series of workshops held with temporary foreign workers, community volunteers, immigrant-serving agencies, and trade unions. The consultation was in response to the Department of Employment and Immigration's roundtables on the subject. The workshop reported ongoing issues with unscrupulous employers, recruiters, and labour brokers. Despite provincial government consultation on how Alberta's laws protecting TFWs from abuse by recruiters, no action has yet been taken on amendments to Alberta legislation.

Language:English
 
Material Type:Report

Created Date Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Filesize 1.33 Megabytes

2010 NPW Employee Survey Results

 

Title:CPA 2010 national payroll week employee survey
Corporate Author: Framework Partners Inc.
Subject:Employment - general
Publisher:The Canadian Payroll Association
Place of Publication:Toronto
Date of Publication:2010
Abstract:

A major national survey of working Canadians shows that employees continue to live paycheque to paycheque. They are concerned about how interest rates and the economy will affect their personal finances and retirement. The 2nd annual National Payroll Week Employee Survey, conducted by the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA), found that: * The majority of Canadian workers continue to live paycheque to paycheque, with 59% saying they would be in financial difficulty if their paycheque was delayed by a week. * Sixty-two percent (62%) of respondents expect a salary increase but the the vast majority (83%) also expect their cost of living will increase in the next twelve months. * Almost half (47%) are saving only 5% or less of their net pay. Financial planning experts generally recommend a retirement savings rate of about 10% of net pay. * The overwhelming majority (81%) say their first priority if they were to win $1 million from a lottery, would be to pay off their debt. * While 59% feel the economy in their city or town will improve in the next year, this was down from 67% in 2009. Workers in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces are less confident about their local economies. * Two in three working Canadians (69%) say it would be difficult to find comparable employment with a similar salary if they lost their job. * One quarter of employees (24%) like the electronic pay statements they receive from their employers; an increase of 11% from 2009. Ranking of Economic Issues by Canadians * First or most frequently mentioned concern: Higher interest rates * Second concern: Not being able to save enough to retire comfortably * Third concern: Inflation * Fourth concern: Falling back into a recession * Fifth concern: Loss of my job * Sixth concern: A decline in the value of my house

Language:English
Material Type:Presentation


Created Date Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Filesize 137 Kilobytes

2010 Bearing the Brunt Alberta Fact Sheet

 

Title:Bearing the brunt: Alberta fact sheet.
Corporate Author: Citizens for Public Justice
Subject:Poverty - statistics|split|Unemployment - insurance|split|Social assistance - general|split|Unemployment - general|split|Food security - statistics, studies
Publisher:Citizens for Public Justice
Place of Publication:Ottawa
Date of Publication:2010
Language:English
Material Type:Report


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