Business Voice

Latest Issue: February 2020

Cover story

Doing diversity right

February 4, 2020

Halifax-area diversity expert Ann Divine says it is for the benefit of everyone, everywhere and that the people who get on board stand to not only feel good about helping to create equitable work opportunities, but also capitalize on them.

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Skilled workforce

Beyond bricks and mortar

February 4, 2020

Diversity in procurement adds value to construction process

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Member Profile

All about the people

February 4, 2020

NTT Data prioritizes people, as its offerings grow in Halifax and beyond

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Skilled workforce

The inclusive employer

February 4, 2020

Twenty per cent of the Canadian population has a disability. That’s about 7.5 million people. And of those 7.5 million people, more than 50 per cent are not working.

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Skilled workforce

Beyond bricks and mortar

February 4, 2020

Diversity in procurement adds value to construction process

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Skilled workforce

“The young grads we hire are extremely hardworking, dedicated and passionate,” says Melissa Gunn, Manager of Customer Support. “We run a very transparent business and that is something that millennials appreciate."

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Skilled workforce

Meant to achieve

November 1, 2019

NSCC transition year program builds on success

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Skilled workforce

Nova Scotia Works Centres are located across the province of Nova Scotia. They provide employment services and supports to job seekers and to local businesses - matching people to jobs and jobs to people.

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Skilled workforce

The right size

October 1, 2019

Graduate to Opportunity opens doors for recent graduates.

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Skilled workforce

A small start-up in Downtown Halifax is using its new data-sensor technology to read the quality of blood samples when they’re being moved from one place to the next. And now, a new grad is helping the company expand its business across two continents.

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Skilled workforce

Graduate to Opportunity (GTO) is a provincial funding program that provides a two-year salary subsidy to small businesses, start-ups, social enterprises and non-profits who hire a recent grad within 12 months of their graduation.

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Skilled workforce

The ‘Trades Exhibition Hall’ (TEH)TEH is a one-of-a-kind interactive career-awareness facility displaying over 40 occupations in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) construction sector in 14 booths.

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Skilled workforce

Small business owner recently completed two free Workplace Education courses, Sage 50 Accounting & Social Media Marketing. Both courses were offered close to home by a sponsoring business organization, Northern Opportunities For Business Limited (NOBL).

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Skilled workforce

Graduate to Opportunity program opens doors for young people

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Skilled workforce

Graduate to Opportunity (GTO) provides a two-year salary incentive to small businesses, start-ups, social enterprises and non-profits who hire a recent grad within 12 months of their graduation.

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Skilled workforce

Nova Scotia’s online training tool - SkillsonlineNS is helping build a smarter, more productive, and more competitive workforce in Nova Scotia. SkillsonlineNS gives every business and employee in the province access to skills training– at no cost.

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Skilled workforce

Apprenticeship is exemplary in combining learning on the job with technical training that takes place off the job and provides our youth with opportunities to work and live in Nova Scotia.

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Skilled workforce

Life sciences sector playing growing role in Nova Scotia economy

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Skilled workforce

Work-integrated learning benefits everyone involved, but it takes effort

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Skilled workforce

Halifax’s not-for-profit sector plays a key role in workforce development

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Skilled workforce

Our focus is to increase the number of skilled workers available to employers within our region. We want our youth and immigrants to have the skills and education that our employers are looking for, so supply can match demand.

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