Here is a summary of the companies where jobs were created and others were lost in November 2019.
With more than 880 parking spaces and 400 additional products, the brand new Costco in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, located on Saint-Bruno Boulevard, created 90 new jobs when it opened in early November. Note that the average hourly wage is $ 24.50.
Marinard Fisheries, one of the largest shrimp processing companies in Quebec, is planning an expansion that will create 75 new jobs over the next three years. Investissement Québec will allocate $ 2.7 million to implement the transformations, which will increase exports.
Attitude, which specializes in the manufacture of household and personal care products, will open a new plant in Sherbrooke, a multi-million dollar investment. With more than 8,300 square meters, the plant will include three production and packaging lines. About 60 jobs will be created.
The Béton provincial company has just invested in the opening of a bitumen plant that will create some 20 jobs in Matane. Jerome Landry, Mayor of the city, hopes that the port will become a tool for economic development in the coming years.
To counter the shortage of manpower, Défi Polyteck and the Royer company have given themselves the mandate to integrate people with functional limitations. The companies will allow 11 people to take a seat at the Sherbrooke plant within a year. The Minister of Labor, Employment and Solidarity announced an investment of $ 7.8 million in Quebec, which will create 250 jobs for disabled workers.
Glencore Canada, which has lost $ 30 million each year for the last three years, will permanently close the Brunswick Smelter at Belledune by the end of 2019. About 420 workers will lose their jobs.
After having decided to transfer part of its head office in India last month, Lowe’s-RONA announced in November the closing of some 30 stores, and the abolition of nearly 160 positions (most of them at the head office of Boucherville). Lowe’s expectations have not been met and the company now has a $ 200 million inventory surplus that has been accumulating for several months.
Desjardins, which has just sold the Monetico division to an American company and recently announced the discontinuation of the Accord D service for merchants, has announced the abolition of a hundred positions for these two departments. The company noted, however, that it had more than 1,000 vacancies to which the redundant workers could apply.
The free daily StarMetro will no longer be distributed by January 2020, in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Halifax. Bob Hepburn, spokesperson for Torstar, indicated by email that 73 editorial, advertising and distribution employees would lose their jobs. In addition, he explains that this decision comes from the decrease in advertising revenues of print publications.
And the media crisis continues … La Presse has just announced that 15 employees will have to leave the team by Christmas. The goal, which was to raise $ 5 million through donations, has unfortunately not been achieved in the last year. According to CIBC, the digital daily loses $ 30 to $ 50 million a year.