Post Tagged with: "unemployment"

Tim Rose, Diversity Project Lead, working with his service dog.(Lindsay Sganga/Ryersonian Staff)

Seeing the ability in disability: Magnet removing employment barriers

Job-searching is a difficult task, but for those living with a disability, it can be nearly impossible. A Ryerson startup is trying to change that by matching people with disabilities with interested employers. Magnet, which started out of Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ), has launched the Disability Discovery Project (DDP), a program that aims to remove employment barriers for those […]

by Rebecca Goss· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Questions are being raised about the implementation of Ontario’s $1.7 million investment. (Ryersonian Archive)

How the 2016 Ontario budget affects you

While free tuition for students from low-income families may be the highlight from the 2016 Ontario budget delivered Feb. 25, it’s not the only aspect of the budget that will affect students. From booze in grocery stores to an increase in cigarette taxes, here are some of the ways the 346-page spending plan could affect you: If you’re looking for […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News, Off Campus
For many students, the idea of landing a job is just as stress inducing as not. This is what’s known as a career identity crisis.  (Courtesy of Wikicommons)

University ‘Demagnetizing’ Graduates and Employers

A couple of weeks ago, the Toronto Star published a feature addressing the challenges university graduates face when finding jobs. Their report said that 20 per cent of young Torontonians are unemployed. In part, the blame may be put on the less-than-demanding labour market, but liberal university education is also responsible. Universities are more focused on general education rather than […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
REPORT: Unemployment lowest in 6 years, just not for students

REPORT: Unemployment lowest in 6 years, just not for students

A labour force survey released today shows that 74,000 more Canadians held jobs in September than in August. The Statistics Canada survey says the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since December 2008, resting at 6.8 per cent. Most of these jobs are either in the private sector or the food services industry, and Statistics Canada claims they are […]

by Katherine Elizabeth DeClerq· · News

INFOGRAPHIC: Youth employment significantly higher than average

The Good Jobs Summit, which ran last Friday to Sunday, discussed youth unemployment and the challenges that young people face when they graduate from university. The following infographic compares the unemployment rates of Canadians.

by Katherine Elizabeth DeClerq· · News