(Toronto, May 19, 2021) – Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union, announced a new affinity partnership available to members of the Ontario Chamber network. Through this partnership, Meridian will be providing exclusive benefits to help businesses grow, enjoy exclusive banking offers, and receive perks for employees.
In response to the Government of Ontario further expanding booking eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination appointments across the province starting this week, the Ontario Vaccination Support Council (OVSC) released the following statement:
“The next weeks and months are critical as more supply is being made available. Everyone must embrace vaccines in their community,” said Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “We need an all-hands-on-deck approach to move these vaccines from freezers into arms as quickly as possible.”
According to new research from global staffing firm Robert Half, more than one-quarter of professionals (27 per cent) said their career has stalled since the start of the pandemic — and that number jumps to 55 per cent for those ages 18 to 24. In a separate poll, 49 per cent of senior managers revealed that they postponed promoting top performers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and 61 per cent of those respondents worry about staff retention as a result.
How Careers Have Taken a Hit
The umbrella organization for Canada's securities regulators says it plans to merge the regulatory bodies that oversee investment dealers and mutual fund dealers into one new organization, a move praised by both watchdog groups.
President of Activision's Blizzard Entertainment resigns amid allegations of harassment, toxic work culture
J. Allen Brack, the president of Activision's Blizzard Entertainment, is stepping down weeks after the video game company was hit with a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit in California as well as backlash from employees over the work environment.
While pandemic job losses linger in the economy, some companies are struggling to find employees. A review of popular job listing sites in Canada showed companies ranging from retailing giant Amazon to small, local enterprises are offering signing bonuses to lure workers to jobs like delivery drivers or hair stylists.