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Montreal – Quebec's restaurant owners are issuing a cry for help: the province needs more immigrants, they say, to deal with a labour shortage. CTV News Montreal reports. | READ MORE
A restaurant schedule that perfectly matches the business volume is the holy grail we all seek.
St. John's, N.L. – The Association for New Canadians, the Academy Canada and the Restaurant Association of Newfoundland and Labrador together have developed a social enterprise food truck that will provide training, mentorship and work experience to refugee participants.
Whistler, B.C. – Since September 2018, about 50 chefs have been recruited to restaurants in Whistler, B.C., by a local company formed to help fill a shortage of workers in the food industry. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Testing for impairment from cannabis is no “magic bullet”. Rather, effective oversight, worker supervision and having an impairment-management program are key to navigating the post-legal-weed world. This was the message that Tom Brocklehurst, director of prevention practices and quality with WorkSafeBC in Richmond, Brit­ish Columbia, delivered during a session at the 2019 West­ern Conference on Safety in Vancouver.
Toronto – McDonald's has launched a one-day virtual hiring event that will allow job seekers to instantly apply for a career at McDonald's restaurants through the Snapchat app.
Montreal – In a bid to keep his employees from jumping ship, a Montreal restaurateur is sending the entire team on a weeklong trip to Cuba. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
It seems like we’re always recruiting more staff, mainly because the restaurant business is not a business of one.
Winnipeg – A popular Winnipeg restaurant chain says it has hired a human resources firm to review its policies after employees launched a public campaign alleging hostile working conditions and harassment. The Ottawa Citizen/Canadian Press. | READ MORE
Halifax – One of Nova Scotia's most thriving sectors is having a hard time attracting and keeping workers this time of year, as students return to their studies, says the Atlantic vice-president of Restaurants Canada. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Who would have thought that a first-time pizza job would teach you lifelong skills? I mean, you go to your first job not really thinking about the skills you are learning but more about the money you are making.
In my experience as a registered massage therapist (RMT), I have seen many people with aches and pains from all walks of life, particularly those with highly physically demanding jobs. Many of these pains can be preventable with just a little bit of time dedicated to preparing the body for the tasks it is about to do.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business this spring hosted a webinar entitled “Getting smart about seasonal hiring” that provided useful tips for improving your seasonal hiring success.
Cavendish, P.E.I. – A P.E.I. restaurateur says for the first time he's considering staying closed for the upcoming summer season and not because business has been slow but because there aren't enough cooks for his kitchen. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Lethbridge, Alta. – A woman has been fired from her job after a video of a racially charged argument between her and what appears to be a group of four men in a Lethbridge, Alta., restaurant garnered strong reaction online. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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