MRO Magazine

Human Resources

November 8, 2005  

Unemployment hits 30-year low but job loss in manufacturing remains widespread

Ottawa, ON — After several months of moderate growth, employment jumped by an estimated 69,000 in October 2005, al…

September 9, 2005  

Minerals and metals industry study reveals shortage of up to 81,000 jobs

Ottawa, ON — One of Canada’s most productive industrial sectors faces a serious skills shortage in the next decade…

August 26, 2005  

Will job strain make you retire early?

Ottawa, ON — Job strain, caused by a combination of a heavy workload, time constraints, conflicting demands and la…

August 10, 2005  

Ontario provides an electronic gateway to workplace information

Toronto, ON — Anyone looking for information on how to ensure a safe, fair and harmonious workplace will find stra…

August 4, 2005  

Hours worked growing more slowly than rise in employment: Why?

Ottawa, ON — Between 2000 and 2003, the average annual number hours of work, as estimated by Statistics Canada’s L…

July 26, 2005  

Production efficiency on the rebound, says Statistics Canada

Ottawa, ON — Multifactor productivity growth in the business sector, a comprehensive measure of production efficie…

July 21, 2005  

80% of unemployed eligible for EI benefits

Ottawa, ON — After three years of steady increase, the proportion of unemployed Canadians eligible for Employment …

July 8, 2005  

Unemployment rate edges down, except in manufacturing

Ottawa, ON — Employment edged up 14,000 in June, bringing total gains during the second quarter to 79,000 (+0.5%),…

July 4, 2005  

Hardships of Heat: New guide offers advice on working in the heat

Hamilton, ON — Whether you work in a foundry, surrounded by vats of molten metal, or in an office without air cond…

July 1, 2005  

It’s Canada Day!

Ottawa, ON — Today is a public holiday today for Canadians. On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governo…

June 27, 2005  

Toronto man jailed 30 days for repeated violations of Professional Engineers Act

Toronto, ON — Mohammad Hafeez of Toronto was jailed on June 10, 2005, for 30 days and ordered to pay costs to Prof…

June 24, 2005  

Timken introduces paper industry bearing training

Canton, Ohio — Timken will launch a Paper Industry Bearing Training class in September. Held at Timken’s Tyger Riv…

June 20, 2005  

WSIB launches annual youth safety campaign

Toronto, ON — The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) launched its seventh Awareness Campaign targeted to …

June 20, 2005  

Canada’s labour productivity performance called ‘anaemic’

Ottawa, ON — Labour productivity in the Canadian business sector edged up 0.2% during the first three months of 20…

June 10, 2005  

Average new plant operates only 9 years (June 10, 2005)

Ottawa, ON — More than one-half of all new manufacturing plants cease production and go out of business within onl…

May 17, 2005  

Ontario to strengthen protection of workers dealing with hazardous substances

Toronto, ON — Ontario plans to enhance workplace health and safety by updating occupational exposure limits (OELs)…

May 11, 2005  

Job growth rises in April but fewer workers employed in manufacturing

Ottawa, ON — Employment increased by an estimated 29,000 in April 2005 following modest job growth over the previo…

April 29, 2005  

Need for training among industrial distributors surveyed by PTDA

Chicago, IL– Industrial distributors agree there is a critical need for affordable, qualified, entry-level employe…

April 11, 2005  

March sees labour force losses in manufacturing

Ottawa, ON — Employment continued to show little change in March 2005 as an increase of 34,000 part-time jobs was …

March 14, 2005  

PTDA Foundation announces new careers program initiative partners

Chicago, IL — The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) Foundation has two new partners in its model…

February 7, 2005  

Little change on employment front in January

Ottawa, ON — Employment in Canada was little changed for the third consecutive month and the unemployment rate hel…

January 10, 2005  

Overall employment rose 228,000 in 2004; manufacturing saw decline

Ottawa, ON — Employment increased by an estimated 34,000 in December 2004, pushing the unemployment rate down 0.3…

January 6, 2005  

Toronto man ordered to refrain from using the term ‘professional engineer’ by Ontario Superior Court

Toronto, ON — At an application brought under the Professional Engineers Act in the Ontario Superior Court of Just…

January 5, 2005  

Program teaches about working with others

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON — Are you looking for a program that will strengthen your leadership capacity? You can obt…

December 6, 2004  

Manufacturing employment falls across Canada in November

Ottawa, ON — Following robust growth over the previous two months, employment was little changed in November 2004…

August 11, 2004  

Jump in manufacturing employment coincides with growth in shipments

Ottawa, ON — Statistics Canada reports in its latest Labour Force Survey that employment across Canada was little…

August 3, 2004  

Employment rises again, but so does unemployment rate

Ottawa, ON — Employment edged up by an estimated 25,000 in June 2004, the third consecutive monthly increase, acco…

May 17, 2004  

Disappointed Timken to close Canton bearing operations

Canton, OH — The Timken Company plans to begin closing its Canton, Ohio, bearing manufacturing operations. The com…