Posts Tagged ‘jobs’

  • Success on the shop floor

    Apr 8, 15 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Much has been written about how Ontario’s post-secondary education system lags years behind filling the needs of the marketplace, so it was refreshing to see changes being brought about, especially on the local level. A joint effort between area economic...

  • Program helping to fill local labour need

    Apr 8, 15 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Local economic development officials are excited about a new apprenticeship program offered by Lambton College. Jamie Rainbird and Geoff Wright of the Chatham-Kent economic development department said the program, which started in January, will help fill a...

  • Future Shop’s future is a Best Buy

    Mar 29, 15 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Chatham’s Future Shop closed abruptly Saturday morning, as the company did the same thing to all Future Shops across the country. Ours, and 64 others, will reopen as a Best Buy. In Chatham, the re-opening will take place April 4. But 66 others will not...

  • More information on C-K’s office in China

    Feb 11, 15 • 0 Views • Business, Feature Story3 Comments

    Tuesday night, Mayor Randy Hope successfully entered a motion to pull $35,000 out of reserves to establish an internal sales office in Beijing, China. CAO Don Shropshire explained the money would pay for office space as well as a person who would be there to...

  • Hope has good vibes from China trip

    Feb 4, 15 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local News1 Comment

    Although he’s not coming home with a contract in his pocket, Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope said the latest trade mission to China has him feeling as optimistic as he’s ever been. Speaking from Shanghai’s State Residence at 8 a.m. Saturday,...

  • Mayors seeking common ground

    Jan 15, 15 • 184 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    More than 40 government officials, including 24 mayors, spent much of today finding common ground and a unified voice to lobby senior government to strengthen everything from infrastructure to economy during the first meeting of the South Shores Mayors of...

  • Local focus required

    Oct 22, 14 • 463 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint4 Comments

    If you read last week’s editorial, “Mythbusters,” you know we’re not believers that creation of jobs should be the main function of the mayor’s office. Here’s what we think we need in leadership during the next four years. Who does them is up to...

  • 700 jobs poised to come to C-K, mayor says

    May 29, 14 • 1246 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsComments Off on 700 jobs poised to come to C-K, mayor says

    Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope addresses a breakfast audience of members of the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce Thursday at Aristo’s in Chatham. In a morning address to local business leaders in Chatham, Mayor Randy Hope hinted that upwards of 700 new jobs...

  • Good with the bad

    Dec 4, 13 • 484 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint1 Comment

    While we’ve had our share of bad economic news lately, there are also positives. Innovative Hydrogen Solutions of Toronto will have its hydrogen injection systems produced inside the Cross Country Trailers facility in Blenheim, a deal that could lead to...

  • Business brisk for Chatham’s Dajcor

    Dec 4, 13 • 2049 Views • Business, Feature Story3 Comments

    Mike Kilby doesn’t have as much time for lunch with his Dajcor team as he used to but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. “We try to have lunches with everyone biweekly, but it’s getting more difficult because we’re so busy right now,” he said as...