Group layoffs surpass 18,000 workers in Alberta this year
Newly released provincial data is putting some firm numbers on group layoffs in our province this year. The Ministry of Jobs requires companies to notify the government when 50 people or more are being laid off at once. In 2015 so far, group layoffs have surpassed 18,000 workers. In November alone there have been eight group layoffs submitted affecting more than 2,000 people. 78 percent of the group layoffs this year have been in oil and gas or in some of the manufacturing jobs related to the...