SUMMARY OF HIRINGS AND DISMISSALS – JULY 2019

Here is a summary of the companies where jobs were created and others were lost in June 2019.

HIRINGS

Based in Saskatoon, technology firm Vendasta has secured a $ 40 million investment from private equity funds, which will allow it to hire 350 new employees by the end of 2022. The Recruitment Process is already underway and will give priority to the inhabitants of the region.

Due to a number of departures last year, the Atikamekw community of Opitciwan, Quebec, is attempting to fill some 30 teaching and staff positions for its elementary and secondary schools. In order to achieve this, Christian Awashish, head of the Atikamekw Council of Opitciwan, will offer a base salary of $ 57,000. This salary will be accompanied by a remission allowance of $ 5,000 per year. 

To help more Laurentian children in need, the Laurentides Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) announced the opening of 165 new positions at its Youth Protection Branch (DYP). Many of these positions will initially be filled internally.    

The Government of Canada has provided $ 365,000 in funding to Industry PHD, a Chicoutimi metal processing company. This amount will increase the company’s productivity by modernizing its operations. The project, which will total an investment of $ 900,000, will create four new jobs.    

Despite several claims from Amazon employees in Germany, the online sales giant will open a new warehouse in Poland, at the German and Czech borders. This new facility will allow the company to offer 1,000 new jobs.

DISMISSALS

Metrolinx’s BiLevel two-tier cars and Toronto Transportation Commission (CTT) trams at Bombardier will be completed in early November. As a result, no less than 550 employees will lose their jobs at the plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The company is trying every means to reassign them to another city where they can work.

Due to a lack of qualified personnel, Strait Air must end its activities in the Lower North Shore. Between 25 and 30 people will lose their jobs. Aurèle Labbé, owner of the company, ensures that if he finds qualified pilots, activities will resume.

In response to rising production costs and weak sales of new vehicles, automaker Ford has been forced to eliminate 200 substations at its assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario. Ontario Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade spokesperson Robert Gibson says the company has already made arrangements to help families affected by the change.

China’s technology giant Huawei has announced that it will cut hundreds of jobs at its US subsidiary, amidst strong tensions between China and the United States. Positions in Canada would not be affected. On the contrary, hiring is planned.

Nissan’s auto giant has announced it will cut 12,500 jobs worldwide, more than double what has been announced so far. Nissan, which has struggled in the United States, reported lower sales in Europe, Asia and Oceania, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The company will reduce its production capacity and the number of models it will produce by 10% by the end of 2022.

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