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

Aging workforce may hurt Canada’s coming ICT hiring spree

Canada's information and communications technology sector (ICT) is poised for a surge in job openings but an aging talent pool threatens to leave more of them unfilled than recruiters would like, a new

Published on: April 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Waterloo still a top tech hub despite RIM’s slide

Waterloo will thrive, not just survive, despite the recent turmoil and management shakeup at Research in Motion, the leader of the city's local tech startup incubator says.The southwestern Ontario city has become somewhat

Published on: January 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Networking skills are tops in 2012 IT hiring growth spurt

The IT job market in 2012 shows some signs of improvement when it comes to hiring , but most companies still aren't expanding.Robert Half Technologies, a national recruiting firm that has been conducting

Published on: December 16th, 2011 Patrick Thibodeau

Avoid LinkedIn’s most-used buzzwords for job search success

If you describe yourself as "creative," "organizational" or "effective" in your LinkedIn profile, you may want to rethink the words you use.According to new research from LinkedIn, those three labels are among this

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Kristin Burnham

Infographic: How does Toronto stack up as an ICT hub?

What world-class cities come to mind when you think of the information and communications technology (ICT) hubs around the world? New York, San Francisco, and... Toronto? If Toronto's largest city doesn't come to

Published on: November 17th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

9 must have IT skills for 2012

Slowly but surely, many companies are loosening their viselike grips on IT hiring and looking to add new staffers to bolster business growth in the year ahead.That trend is reflected in Computerworld's annual

Published on: September 26th, 2011 Rick Saia

McDonald’s automation a sign of declining service sector employment

News this week that McDonald’s restaurants in Europe will be replacing acne-faced teenagers with glass-plated touch screens for order-taking might make you wonder if the fast food chain is committed to its “service

Published on: May 19th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Planning to quit? Don’t leave your work data stranded

Nothing lasts forever, and in the 21st century, most people's employment is anything but guaranteed. What should have some permanence, however, is our digital footprint--the body of data that constitutes the true center

Published on: April 7th, 2011 Robert Strohmeyer

14 ways to avoid being pink slipped

The threat of a layoff hangs over many corporate cubicles these days.But the smart IT worker can avoid being pink slipped well before the danger signs appear, according to Blaine Loomer, corporate sales

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Top Craigslist scams and how not to be bamboozled

Given everything from the "Craigslist killer" to Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal's campaign against the site to the escalating battle over prostitution ads, you'd have to live under a rock to miss Craigslist's

Published on: February 10th, 2010 Rachel Sadon

Thousands of new jobs at risk as result of CRTC’s Globalive decision

The decision by Canada’s telecommunications regulator to deny a new nation-wide wireless carrier a licence could result in the loss of thousands of new jobs and is being criticized for choking off competition.Globalive

Published on: November 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson