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Nearly half of Canada’s workforce will be self-employed by 2020: study

Nearly half of Canada’s workforce will be self-employed by 2020: study

Yahoo Finance Canada - Nearly half of Canada’s workforce will consist of freelancers, independent contracts and on-demand workers by 2020. The findings come from a new study created by Intuit Canada, the soft…

51% of all job tasks could be automated by today's technology

51% of all job tasks could be automated by today's technology

Yahoo Finance - Automation in the workplace has been one of the looming existential threats to Amer…

The 50 Best Workplaces in Texas

The 50 Best Workplaces in Texas

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  • Nearly half of Canada’s workforce will be self-employed by 2020: study
    Nearly half of Canada’s workforce will be self-employed by 2020: study

    Nearly half of Canada’s workforce will consist of freelancers, independent contracts and on-demand workers by 2020. The findings come from a new study created by Intuit Canada, the software company behind …

    Nearly half of Canada’s workforce will be self-employed by 2020: study

    Nearly half of Canada’s workforce will consist of freelancers, independent contracts and on-demand workers by 2020. The findings come from a new study created by Intuit Canada, the software company behind TurboxTax and Quick Books, in conjunction with the release of a mobile app designed to help self-employed workers keep …

  • 51% of all job tasks could be automated by today's technology
    51% of all job tasks could be automated by today's technology

    Automation in the workplace has been one of the looming existential threats to American workers for years now. Right now, 51% of job activities could be automated with “currently demonstrated” technology, …

    51% of all job tasks could be automated by today's technology

    Automation in the workplace has been one of the looming existential threats to American workers for years now. Right now, 51% of job activities could be automated with “currently demonstrated” technology, the McKinsey report says. The distinction is noteworthy: McKinsey isn’t saying half of all jobs can be automated with …

  • Philadelphia bars employers from requesting salary history
    Philadelphia bars employers from requesting salary history

    Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing …

    Philadelphia bars employers from requesting salary history

    Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney signed the measure on Monday, and said he's confident …

  • The 15 best jobs in America in 2017

    Tech jobs dominate Glassdoor's newest list.

    The 15 best jobs in America in 2017

    Tech jobs dominate Glassdoor's newest list.

  • Critics take aim at B.C. Liberals' rosy job picture

    With just over three months to go before a provincial election, Premier Christy Clark is boasting that B.C. leads the nation in job growth. Clark said Monday that B.C. jumped from ninth place in job creation …

    With just over three months to go before a provincial election, Premier Christy Clark is boasting that B.C. leads the nation in job growth. Clark said Monday that B.C. jumped from ninth place in job creation to first place since 2011, bragging that B.C. created more than 190,000 jobs.

  • B.C. government touts job growth in 5-year update

    Premier Christy Clark says the province of British Columbia has become a national leader when it comes to job creation. As part of a five-year update to the 2011 B.C. Jobs Plan, Clark revealed B.C. has created …

    B.C. government touts job growth in 5-year update

    Premier Christy Clark says the province of British Columbia has become a national leader when it comes to job creation. As part of a five-year update to the 2011 B.C. Jobs Plan, Clark revealed B.C. has created 191,500 jobs since 2011, moving from ninth place in job creation to first in the country. In addition, she said, …

  • 'The mood has changed' for job hunters, says CBC Calgary's 'Get a Job Guy' in final appearance

    Unemployment was going up, the price of oil was going down, and there were no pipeline approvals in sight. Bucher has been a regular columnist on the Calgary Eyeopener for more than a year, offering advice …

    'The mood has changed' for job hunters, says CBC Calgary's 'Get a Job Guy' in final appearance

    Unemployment was going up, the price of oil was going down, and there were no pipeline approvals in sight. Bucher has been a regular columnist on the Calgary Eyeopener for more than a year, offering advice on how to get a job.

  • Why a 300-person San Francisco startup doesn't offer anyone a job until they've undergone a 'trial week'

    Some people are just naturally good at selling themselves. But, as any disappointed hiring...

    Some people are just naturally good at selling themselves. But, as any disappointed hiring...

  • How to Work With a Boss You Hate

    Love your job but can't stand your boss? You've got plenty of company, according to Gallup research that shows half of workers in the U.S. have quit a job at some point because they didn't like their supervisor. …

    Love your job but can't stand your boss? You've got plenty of company, according to Gallup research that shows half of workers in the U.S. have quit a job at some point because they didn't like their supervisor. ...

  • 10 Things That Will Make You Look Unprofessional in Your Job Search

    If you're job searching, you probably (hopefully!) know the basic professionalism mistakes to avoid, like using a questionable moniker in your email address, having a silly outgoing voicemail message or …

    If you're job searching, you probably (hopefully!) know the basic professionalism mistakes to avoid, like using a questionable moniker in your email address, having a silly outgoing voicemail message or flooding social media with photos of yourself doing keg stands. People overshare all sorts of things they didn't set …

  • Best-selling author explains why you should invest in a 'career savings account'

    Jon Acuff shares a four-step strategy to help you succeed at work.

    Bestselling author explains why you should invest in a 'career savings account'

    Jon Acuff shares a four-step strategy to help you succeed at work.

  • Why some people who hate their jobs never end up quitting, according to a psychologist

    Getting up for work every day when you hate your job can be tough. According to a 2016 survey by recruitment firm Hays Canada, nearly half of Canadians are unhappy in their jobs. Rick Cluff: What kinds …

    Getting up for work every day when you hate your job can be tough. According to a 2016 survey by recruitment firm Hays Canada, nearly half of Canadians are unhappy in their jobs. Rick Cluff: What kinds of situations make a job horrible?

  • Job offer scams targeting college students can rip them off, ruin their credit

    U.S. college students are being victimized by scammers with fake job offers. Scammers send counterfeit checks for deposit in students' banks and then require part of the funds be spent on job supp …

    Job offer scams targeting college students can rip them off, ruin their credit

    U.S. college students are being victimized by scammers with fake job offers. Scammers send counterfeit checks for deposit in students' banks and then require part of the funds be spent on job supplies.

  • 11 Keys to a Successful Freelance Career

    Many a freelancer has plunged right into business without much preparation. An emergency fund is the rock-bottom basic thing you need. Freelancing is great for all the reasons you’d suspect: flexibility …

    Many a freelancer has plunged right into business without much preparation. An emergency fund is the rock-bottom basic thing you need. Freelancing is great for all the reasons you’d suspect: flexibility and freedom from office politics, the short commute and excellent job satisfaction are a few.

  • Slacker hacker: Programmer uses AI to disguise his screen when his boss nears

    There is a new AI application that will be appreciated by internet-browsing employees around the world -- a deep learning face-recognition program that can hide your computer screen when your boss walks …

    Slacker hacker: Programmer uses AI to disguise his screen when his boss nears

    There is a new AI application that will be appreciated by internet-browsing employees around the world -- a deep learning face-recognition program that can hide your computer screen when your boss walks by your desk.

  • Gatineau transit workers set to begin job action this morning

    The union representing drivers and maintenance workers at Société de transport de l'Outaouais, or STO, advised their employer earlier this week that job action would begin Friday, after the Canada Industrial …

    Gatineau transit workers set to begin job action this morning

    The union representing drivers and maintenance workers at Société de transport de l'Outaouais, or STO, advised their employer earlier this week that job action would begin Friday, after the Canada Industrial Relations Board declared that transit was not an essential service in Gatineau. The STO is in the process of renewing …

  • Amazon is going to train thousands of veterans for jobs in the tech industry

    As part of an employment-focused initiative involving more than 200 companies and colleges, Amazon says it's going to train thousands of veterans and military spouses over the next five years for jobs …

    Amazon is going to train thousands of veterans for jobs in the tech industry

    As part of an employment-focused initiative involving more than 200 companies and colleges, Amazon says it's going to train thousands of veterans and military spouses over the next five years for jobs in the tech industry.

  • Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein shares his 20% rule for getting ahead in your career

    The MLB star was once the youngest general manager in baseball history.

    Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein shares his 20% rule for getting ahead in your career

    The MLB star was once the youngest general manager in baseball history.

  • Why one manager quit a six-figure Google job to help other women break into tech

    Allison Esposito's passion-project-turned-job is to enable thousands to get noticed, get hired and advocate for themselves at work.

    Why one manager quit a six-figure Google job to help other women break into tech

    Allison Esposito's passion-project-turned-job is to enable thousands to get noticed, get hired and advocate for themselves at work.

  • Novak Djokovic stunned at Australian Open in 'most shocking loss of his career'

    Novak Djokovic is out of the Australian Open after falling in the second round to journeyman...

    Novak Djokovic is out of the Australian Open after falling in the second round to journeyman...