Hirings and Layoffs – August 2016

A review of the companies that have hired and laid off employees during August 2016.


1. Olymel gives on the one hand, and takes on the other. This past month, the pork producer created 350 and 200 jobs at its plants in Yamachiche and Saint-Esprit respectively, all while cutting 340 jobs in Saint-Hyacinthe.


2. Web.com, the US provider of online marketing services, is expanding its operations in Nova Scotia. While it was already established in Yarmouth and Halifax, it will open an operations center in New Glasgow, creating 330 new jobs within 3 years.

3. Following a complete renovation, the Oshawa shopping center announces the hiring of 700 people to revive its activities.
4. GE will build a new multimodal facility at the cutting edge of technology in Welland, Ontario, one that can accommodate various product lines. Result: 220 new jobs.
5. Will wind be the energy source of the future? LM Wind Power, the wind turbine manufacturer, has confirmed it will create 85 new jobs at its plant in Gaspésie, after it obtained a new control room.
1.  Bombardier had announced these plans back in February: 2400 cuts will be made between this year and the next year. Without specifying any numbers, management announced last Friday that it will soon proceed with job cuts in Montreal.
2.   The television channel V is restructuring its activities to produce more content externally. Twenty-nine full-time positions and fifteen part-time jobs have been cut.
3. With their migration to the digital world, the Toronto Star took the opportunity to review its internal needs and proceeded to the layoff of 52 workers, including 45 in the newsroom.  
4. The announcement was made at the end of July, but will take effect in September: 300 ConocoPhillips employees are losing their jobs. The cuts mainly take place at the oil company’s Calgary headquarters.  
5. Transcontinental, one of the largest publishers in America, is gradually divesting itself of its printing firms across Canada. The one in Halifax was closed mid-August, causing 55 layoffs.
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