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Labour shortages are back with a vengeance: CFIB

More than half of small businesses (55 per cent) cannot get all the staff they need for current operations or to meet new demand, while another 16 per cent were able to face the challenge, but at a significant additional cost, according to a new report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) entitled Labour shortages are back with a vengeance.

Halio attracts major private equity investment

Halio has announced an additional $100M in financing led by inside investors SK and Capricorn Investment Group. SK is Korea’s third-largest company with more than USD 68 Billion in annual revenue. Halio aligns with SK’s focus on ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) materials solutions.

The A-word

The pipeline that feeds glass products, equipment and accessories from Europe and Asia to North America is clogged, and it appears the only thing that will unclog it is time or a correction. Adding to the crisis is an escalating labour crunch that is hobbling the companies fortunate enough to actually source product.

Calgary airport expansion fuels big jump in industrial permits

The total value of building permits rose 4.3% to $10.1 billion in September, led by Ontario (+6.3%). Construction intentions in the residential sector were up 8.2%, while the non-residential sector decreased 3.2%.

Low-E, high empathy

As someone who visits job sites as part of my responsibilities being an architectural glass sales representative, there’s always excitement that comes along with the unknown. What will I see? What will I find? And ultimately, the detective comes out.
Glass Talk

GlassTalk Episode #29: Get ‘em Young – Robert Bronk, Ontario Construction Secretariat

The Ontario Construction Secretariat is the liaison between the unionized trades and employers in Ontario, so their CEO, Robert Bronk, is well positioned to discuss the big topic bedeviling all of us these days – skilled labour supply. Bronk used to train glaziers, so he knows this industry. We had a wide-ranging conversation about the sources of the present skilled trades shortage; the need for greater awareness in Ontario’s schools and homes; the effects of the pandemic and recovery; the outcomes of pandemic-fighting measures on Ontario jobsites; prediction for inflation and supply shortages; and much more. » Listen now...
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Midnight Shift Supervisor

Jebco Manufacturing has an immediate opening for a dedicated and detail-oriented Midnight Shift Supervisor to oversee Machine Operators in the manufacture of machined aluminum components. The Supervisor is responsible to critically review daily staffing levels, production processes, and Operator performance to ensure production goals are achieved. » Learn more...

Junior Process Engineer (Cosmetic Design)

The Jr. Automation Process Engineer will be involved in process equipment design, operation, write and ensure compliance of manufacturing design equipment to agreed standard operating procedures. This candidate will work hands-on with our Cosmetics machines. » Learn more...
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AVFQ Annual Conference

Date: February 10 - February 11, 2022 » Learn More

Glass Performance Days

Date: February 15 - February 18, 2022 » Learn More

Top Glass

Date: April 20, 2022 » Learn More