New Partnership Fostering Innovation and Creating Jobs

Published: 2012-04-15 7:58:00 PM - Author: none
'Ontario and IBM Canada are partnering with several leading Ontario universities to create a world-class virtual Research and Development Centre in Ontario.

The project will create 145 new, highly skilled R&D jobs and help secure thousands of existing jobs at IBM in Ontario while supporting cutting-edge innovation...'

Certificate of Recognition program can be core prevention tool

Published: 2012-04-15 7:53:00 PM - Author: none
'Ontario is one of the last provinces to join the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program, which provides the opportunity to learn from other jurisdictions’ mistakes, says an IHSA leader.

The COR program is well established in every other jurisdiction except Quebec, which has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for reciprocity...'

Skilled trades student Olympics in Ontario

Published: 2012-04-15 7:49:00 PM - Author: none
'Students from across the province will have the chance to show off their skills in fields such as carpentry, welding, brick masonry and electrical wiring at the upcoming 23rd annual Olympic-style skilled trades competition...'

A hands-on construction experience for students at Future Building expo

Published: 2012-04-15 7:44:00 PM - Author: none
'Carolyn Butterworth heard that the construction industry is going to need 160,000 new workers. So, the Grade 8 teacher at Whitchurch Highlands Public School, north of Toronto, took her students to Future Building, a job fair organized by the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS).

“Many of the students are interested in the trades,” she said...'

Careers: Why being Mr. Nice Guy doesn't pay

Published: 2012-04-15 7:40:00 PM - Author: none
'One of the biggest clichés in the business world is “nice guys finish last.” It’s a slightly grating phrase-with a particularly pitiable tenor-but there is some truth to it: while nice guys don’t exactly end up at the bottom of the corporate heap, they’re definitely not on top. A recent study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that “agreeable” men-those with a combination of traits such as trustworthiness, altruism, modesty and compliance-make significantly less money on average than their more self-interested peers. (The same was not true of women, however.) “Niceness,” writes Timothy Judge, lead author of the study, “does not appear to pay.”...'

Canadian retailers lag U.S. counterparts with in-store use of mobile devices

Published: 2012-04-15 7:35:00 PM - Author: none
'Canadian retailers are about two years behind their U.S. counterparts when it comes to staff using smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in stores, suggests a study released Thursday.

Consumers are moving faster than Canadian retailers in using such devices to find product information and do comparison shopping, said the study by International Data Corporation Canada and the Retail Council of Canada...'

Ontario promises legislation to make wireless contracts for cellphones clearer

Published: 2012-04-15 7:31:00 PM - Author: none
' "Cell shock" is hitting too many Ontarians as they open their cellphone bills and find unexpected charges, Consumer Services Minister Margarett Best said Thursday as she promised legislation to improve wireless service contracts.

The issue of unexpected charges from wireless service providers is consistently among the top 10 consumer complaints to her ministry, Best told reporters...'

Canadian banks are safe havens from turbulence around the world: Moody's

Published: 2012-04-15 7:27:00 PM - Author: none
'Canada's banks are collectively the soundest in the world, according to Moody's Investors Service, which has recommended the financial institutions to jittery global investors.

The New York-based agency rated all of Canada's big banks at double-A2 or better in a report Wednesday, higher than bank rankings in the United States, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and other areas of the world...'

Expanding Ontario's Clean Energy Economy

Published: 2012-04-15 6:56:00 PM - Author: none
'McGuinty Government Launches Clean Energy Economic Development Strategy

Ontario launched its Clean Energy Economic Development Strategy, which will create even more new jobs in the clean energy sector. The new strategy will leverage the province's clean energy experience to become a global leader in key areas of the energy sector. Our priority areas include:...'

Ontario's Strong Plan For Economy Includes Support For Strong Film And Television Industry

Published: 2012-04-15 6:53:00 PM - Author: none
'Industry Contributed $1.26 billion to Ontario economy last year, up 31%

The Ontario government's strong support for the province's film and television production industry has helped the industry record its best year ever - contributing $1.26 billion to the provincial economy last year...'
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