Most Economists Predict Positive GDP Growth in the USA During 2020

Economists in January 2020 responded to a survey saying they expected the US gross domestic product (GDP) to grow between one and two percent this year The respondents predicting even higher growth of up to three percent is on the rise. Of course, the report happened while there was a …

US Jobs and Salaries Are Growing Rapidly in These Boomtowns

The United States has several cities experiencing significant job and salary growth These boomtowns have been ranked by SmartAsset using seven metrics: unemployment rate, population change, GDP growth rate, number of jobs created, change in household incomes, and housing growth. Colorado has three cities in the top ten. Longmont, CO, …

Ontario Seeks More Skilled Foreign Workers

Ontario is experiencing a shortage of skilled workers and feels the need to look outside of the country for help. The economic development minister, Vic Fedeli, says the growth of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program would help answer the job market needs of Ontario’s employers. Fedeli requested in a letter …

More British Seeking Jobs Across the World After Election

The number of Britons searching online for jobs around the world increased 25% following the results showing that Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party would sweep the 2019 election with a majority. Canada was the number one destination being searched on one global website, with an increase of 111% from …

US Employment Soared by 2.1 Million New Positions During 2019

The US economy added over two million jobs in 2019. The steady hiring increase during the expansion of jobs has been contributing to gains in consumer spending. Retail sales during the holiday shopping period grew by 3.4 percent over 2018, according to Mastercard Spending Pulse. These statistics contributed to a …

Millions of Americans Will Start the New Year with a Pay Raise

The new year started with millions of Americans making more money. There were a record number of states, cities, and counties in the US raising the minimum wage. Over 20 states, 26 cities and counties increased the baseline pay on January 1, 2020. Looking ahead in the year, another four …

Construction Worker Makes Music Video to Help Him Move to Canada

The Federal Skilled Trades Program has some limitations that sometimes make it hard for immigrants to bypass. Ravi Jain, the chair of the Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Law Section, is lobbying for changes to the program, which would lower the English requirement. This simple step would make it easier …