February 21, 2018

The Craziest Online Careers

In this current economic climate, finding any job at all can be difficult. We all know how many doors the internet can open, but the majority of us will shy away from even trying to open any of them. It’s a vast, infinite landscape of people vying for attention at the front of the mix, much like any industry. It opens more doors than ever, but it … [Read more...]

ST-Ericsson joint venture begins dissolution process, 1,600 jobs gone in the process

It's typically a bad sign when a major semiconductor company sees its CEO walk away, and no one in adjoining offices stops to do anything about it. Such is the case with ST-Ericsson, a (now) failed joint venture of STMicroelectronics and Ericsson. The two outfits have seemingly failed to find a suitor for the JV, leaving them with relatively few … [Read more...]

Dates set for Federal Court Judicial Review of HD Mining jobs

It's another legal loss for the operators of a new underground coal mine in northern BC. A Federal Court judge has authorized a judicial review sought by two building trades unions into the federal program letting HD Mining hire more than 200 Chinese employees for work that may have been done by Canadians.   The three-day review … [Read more...]

Jobs Minister Pat Bell not running for re-election

BC Jobs Minister Pat Bell says the discovery of a relatively rare type of aneurism has led to his decision to not run for re-election. Bell says the size of the aneurism is now being monitored -- if it grows, he'll have to undergo surgery. He says he needs to turn his mind to his health, and that would take his attention away from responsibilities … [Read more...]

Updated: Jobs Minister changes stance on temporary foreign worker controversy

  BC's Jobs Minister is admitting people have lost confidence in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program after the HD Mining controversy.  Pat Bell says it is clear the company fell short in looking for qualified Canadian miners before bringing in Chinese workers. "The public needs to have confidence that any jobs that are allowed to be … [Read more...]

Photos: End, Ryan, Elysium, Wolverine, jOBS

More new photos today starting with new shots from Edgar Wright's "The World's End," more photos from the reboot of "Jack Ryan," shots of Jodie Foster's rather interesting hairdo in "Elysium," a good quality version of that shot of a suited Hugh Jackman in "The Wolverine," and a side-by-side shot of Steve Jobs and Ashton Kutcher made up to look … [Read more...]

New Dates: jOBS, Counselor, Grudge, Ghosts

A couple of important release date announcements have come up today. First up, Open Road has set the Ashton Kutcher-led Steve Jobs biopic "jOBS" for an April 19th 2013 release. The film premieres Friday at the Sundance Film Festival. Next, November 15th is looking very crowded as two more films are joining the already announced Julian Assange … [Read more...]

NDP complains logging fee changes will boost exports but cost jobs

The Liberal government is making changes to forest policy in a bid to boost harvesting in the central coast area, but the NDP is crying foul. Forests Minister Steve Thomson says a combination of lower export fees for logs from the central coast - plus higher fees elsehwere  - will mean one thing. "More would be made available to the domestic … [Read more...]

Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Film Has Three Scenes

Aaron Sorkin's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic is going to have a fairly unique layout - it'll consist of only three scenes that will unfold in real time. Talking with Newsweek, "The West Wing" creator and "The Social Network scribe revealed that "this entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three scenes only, that all take place in real time." … [Read more...]

Steelworkers’ Union protesting Chinese workers taking BC mining jobs

The Steelworkers’ Union took the issue of Chinese workers coming to BC for mining jobs right to the door of MLAs around the Province. President of Local 2009 Manjit Sidhu says they were even outside BC Energy Minister Rich Coleman’s Langley office today. Sidhu says they will take the issue to other provincial and federal politicians as … [Read more...]