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BC HRMA lauds province’s jobs plan; Layoffs not as bad as past recessions: Statscan
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/10/2011

BC HRMA lauds province’s jobs plan

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has introduced a new jobs plan that will increase the number of international students by 50 per cent and give people the skills training and education they need to fill job openings, according to Premier Christy Clark.To accelerate growth, Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan leverages the strengths of competitive sectors, such as forestry and tourism, to bring new dollars into the economy from important trading partners. “We are glad to see this focus on skills training and job creation,” said Ian Cook, director of research and learning at the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association (BC HRMA). “(It) addresses several key areas we’ve identified as crucial to helping create a hiring climate in this province.”

Layoffs not as bad as past recessions: Statscan