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2014: A Strong Hiring Year Forecasted for Edmonton

A recent article in the Edmonton Journal gave local employers a heads up to expect a solid hiring climate for the first quarter of 2014.  According to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey: 30% of employers plan to hire between January and March, 66% plan to maintain current staffing levels, while only 3% anticipate cutbacks. If your…

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Alberta Supports Women Entering Construction Trades

CEO and President of Women Building Futures, JudyLynn Archer, estimates that 85% of women who finish their pre-apprentice program become registered apprentices. The staff at Women Building Futures continue to provide support to their students long after the women finish their classes to assist them with any challenges that may arise after graduation. Women Building…

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Should Doctors be Playing Detective in Attempts to Curb Painkill Abuse?

According to the Foundation of a Drug-Free World, Every day in the US, 2,500 people abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time. Prescription drug abuse causes the largest percentage of deaths from drug overdosing. Depressants, opioids and antidepressants are responsible for more overdose deaths (45%) than cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and amphetamines (39%) combined.…