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Construction site buzzing with activity; 'Come on down, you're the next contestant... to get busted'; Surprise package; Stanley Cup hangover
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/14/2013

Stanley cup hangover

CHICAGO — Hockey fans across Canada lamented yet another year that will see the Stanley Cup reside south of the border after the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins last month. But Canadian business owners might not share in their misery — about 25 per cent of the workforce in Chicago came in late on the Tuesday morning after the big game, according to Challenger, Gray and Christmas, a consulting firm that calculates the economic impact of major events. “We see millions of dollars in productivity losses,” CEO John Challenger told CBS 2 in Chicago. By that logic, Toronto must be bursting at the seams with productivity, seeing as it hasn’t had a Stanley Cup hangover since Lester B. Pearson was in power
way back in 1967.

Construction site buzzing with activity