Hirings and Layoffs for January 2016

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



1. It has been announced that a regional ecocentre and an electrical and electronic waste treatment plant will be established in Sorel-Tracey, creating with it 40 jobs.


2. About 25 new jobs will be created in 2016 at Varitron, a subcontractor of electronic service equipment, which is investing $3.5 million in upgrades at its Granby facility.

3. Galderma, a division of Nestlé Skin Health, will expand its plant in Baie-d’Urfé thanks to a contribution of $418,000 from Investissement Québec. Ultimately, 65 jobs will be added to the existing 315.


4. Wal-Mart Canada has opened 15 new “Supercentre” stores across the country in January, including three in Quebec. Approximately 700 in-store jobs will be created in addition to the 1450 jobs in construction and trades.


5. A first program for the recycling of used mattresses will result in the creation of 12 to 20 new jobs in Winnipeg.




1. The Toronto Star has announced that it will close its printing plant and outsource its circulation as of July. This measure will cut 286 positions, including 220 full-time jobs.


2. Another blow to the Canadian media industry: the Postmedia newspaper chain is cutting 90 journalism positions as well as computer operators across the country to consolidate its newsrooms in four cities.


3. For its part, Rogers Media intends to reduce its workforce by 4% in 2016. The cuts, which will be conducted in February, will affect 200 people in the areas of television, radio, publishing and administration.

4. In order to reduce its operating costs and maintain its competitiveness, Reitmans has decided to cut 77 jobs at its Montreal headquarters.


5. Although they made record profits in 2015, Canadian Pacific recently announced it will cut 1000 jobs this year.



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