On June 13, 2023 I asked questions about the Career Connect program that gives full-time post-secondary students who qualify the opportunity to collect EI while studying. I asked for a review of the program to ensure it is not creating a disincentive for students to work part-time while in school, and fill jobs where employees […]
To apply for some permanent government jobs a minimum number of hours of consecutive experience in the job is required. When a part-time employee is laid off, the number of experience hours resets to zero. However the length of employment of part-time employees varies at the discretion of management. This means one part-time employee’s work […]
One of the biggest concerns of employers in District 18 Rustico-Emerald is the ability to get enough employees during the tourist season. One reason is that people are available to work, but don’t have the ability to get to where they are needed in New Glagsow, North Rustico, Cavendish and Stanley Bridge. It is great […]
Attention all not-for-profit, public and private sector small business organizations – apply now to hire a student this summer using the Canada Summer Jobs wage subsidy! I spoke with our MP recently and he is worried that we won’t get enough applicants to use all the funding – which has doubled since last year. Not-for-profit employers get funding […]
“Why can’t companies find enough employees to staff their businesses? This was a problem the summer of 2015 in Cavendish – businesses were offering as much as $15/hour – primarily for cleaning cottages – but could not get enough staff. As well companies like HGS in Montague have cited the inability to get workers, and […]
Recent nursing graduate is looking for a full time nursing job on PEI, but does not know what full-time positions are available. They are already a full-time nurse out-of-province and need full-time hours to pay off student loans. Notes MLA’s receive all external (and internal – government employees only) job postings via email as they […]
While working in cool conditions, employer has denied use of some clothing – e.g. balaclava mask. Would like to be able to wear this clothing to keep warm at work as it does not impact the ability to do the job.
College and university programs need to be synchronized with the needs of the workforce.
By privatizing government services like Access PEI and Liquor Stores, more people could be employed. Also the services may be provided more efficiently.
The 11 part-time workers are striking mainly because they want a guaranteed minimum number of hours every week. Employees must maintain at least 18.75 hours per week to keep their benefits. The workers are asking for three staff to be guaranteed 30 hours per week, two staff 22 hours and one worker 18.75 hours. “The […]