Hashtag Trending – Amazon opens Ottawa fulfillment centre; Musk’s ‘impractical’ contribution to the Thai soccer team rescue

A new update incorporates loading speed into Google’s search rankings. Amazon's planning a new Ottawa fulfillment centre that it says will create 600 jobs. And we tell you why Elon Musk ultimately didn’t

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

MaRS, Google announce Employment Pathways Program and launch of Google job search feature in Canada

TORONTO - Canada's job market is getting significant support from Google after a $1 million investment into MaRS and the launch of Google's job search feature, a tool that's been available in the U.S.

Published on: April 26th, 2018 Alex Coop

Are You Siri-ous? How AI will conquer your labour market

“Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to increase productivity through automation and free people from doing repetitive work in favour of activities of higher value.  Is this view of the future too rosy? " Robots

Published on: January 18th, 2018 Team UTM

WhoPlusYou connects the right people with the right jobs

WhoPlusYou was created to innovate and transform an inefficient employment system by offering both employers and job seekers a new and more dynamic way to find each other. WhoPlusYou is a finalist for ITWC’s Digital

Published on: May 24th, 2017 Glenn Weir

Federal program touts the business benefits of hiring autistic workers in IT

They often possess precision, accuracy, focus, perfectionism and conscientiousness - qualities highly sought after for technology jobs such as coding, software testing and data analysis. Yet among the half a million working-age Canadians

Published on: August 7th, 2015 Christine Wong

Contest model for contract work may benefit SMBs, but disadvantage freelancers

Australian job sourcing web site Freelancer.com is adding a new feature to its web site – contests – that utilizes crowdsourcing to help small and medium-sized businesses complete small projects. The site claims

Published on: May 28th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Demand for iOS talent softer after tepid iPhone 5 launch, Maps disaster

Demand for iOS talent cooled in the third quarter after tepid iPhone 5 reviews and the Apple Maps fiasco, according to new data on tech hiring trends around the world. Postings for iOS

Published on: October 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Radian6 job losses are Canadian startup scene’s net gains: Martell

Salesforce's loss is the Canadian startup scene's gain after the layoffs at Radian6, says leading east coast entrepreneur Dan Martell. This morning ITBusiness.ca broke the news of the layoffs atFredericton, N.B.-based Radian6 in

Published on: October 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canada’s mobile app sector generates $775M in revenues, employs 51,000

Revenue generated annually by Canada's mobile app industry will more than double by 2016 to reach $2.2 billion per year, a new report forecasts. The sector now generates about $775 million in revenue

Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Facebook related job postings plummet after IPO, ad kerfuffle

Facebook's fizzled IPO and doubts about its advertising potential have put a damper on the job market for Facebook-related positions, a new study finds.Facebook related jobs “fell dramatically” during the quarter measuredbetween April

Published on: July 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

RIM posts $518 million Q1 loss, cuts 5,000 jobs, delays BB10

Reseach In Motion saw revenue plunge 33 per cent in the quarter ending June 2 to $2.8 billion compared to the previous quarter, causing it to suffer a net loss of $518 million,

Published on: June 28th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Axe falls at RIM as “hundreds” laid off in Waterloo

The axe is falling at Research in Motion.Rumors that jobs will be cut at the Waterloo, Ont. firm are now areality.  At least one RIM employee in that city tweetedyesterday that “hundreds” of

Published on: June 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Electronic Arts Canada offices may see layoffs this week: report

Electronic Arts (EA) is expected to layoff between 500 to 1,000 employees this week, reports Silicon Valley blog Startup Grind.That represents up to 11 per cent of the company's total staff, according to

Published on: April 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

OpenCal on life after Groupon acquisition

The way Simon Vallee and Arash Shiva describe it, it was almost a relief when Groupon Inc. bought the online appointment booking business they'd spent three years bootstrapping into a viable business located

Published on: April 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson