Jobless rate climbs after recent declines

Jobless rate climbs after recent declines

Despite a strong appetite from area employers looking to hire, Brantford’s jobless rate jumped in June as employment fell. The Brantford Brant unemployment rate climbed to 6.5% in June, up from 6.1% in May, reversing four straight months of declines, according to June...

Grand Erie Jobs 2.0 launched by WPBGE

Grand Erie Jobs 2.0 launched by WPBGE

The Workforce Planning Board has launched Grand Erie Jobs 2.0 to better help residents find work, research careers and learn about local businesses. Grand Erie Jobs 2.0 builds on online tools introduced a year ago that connect people with jobs and community services...

Tourism Grand Erie

Tourism Grand Erie

Before the Covid-19 Pandemic, Canada's Tourism Industry accounted for $105 billion in total economic activity and 1.8 million jobs, half of which were held by people under the age of 35. Tourism is a dynamic and vastly diverse industry, comprised of innovative travel,...

Fewer people active in May job market

Fewer people active in May job market

May 2021 employment numbers show Brantford's jobless rate fell, but it was more due to residents leaving the labour force than people starting jobs. The city’s unemployment rate fell for the fourth straight month in May, landing at 6.1%, down from 6.4% in April,...

Work-Life balance survey launched

Work-Life balance survey launched

A new Workforce Planning Board survey is asking local residents about challenges they face achieving a healthy work-life balance. The Navigating Work-Life Balance in Grand Erie survey is aimed at adults in Brantford, Six Nations, New Credit, and the counties of Brant,...

April 2021 employment showed modest gains

April 2021 employment showed modest gains

April 2021 employment numbers for Brantford showed modest job gains, even as new lockdowns sidelined workers across Canada. The city’s jobless rate fell to 6.4% in April, down from 7.2% in March, according to the latest seasonally adjusted estimates from Statistics...

March 2021 job numbers show dip in unemployment

March 2021 job numbers show dip in unemployment

March 2021 job numbers show that Brantford's jobless rate dipped after the previous month's COVID-19 stay-at-home orders were lifted. The local unemployment rate fell to 7.2% in March, from 7.6% in February, according to seasonally adjusted estimates from the...

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