On June 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148), as its response to the Final Report from the Changing Workplaces Review. There are several public hearings over the summer and then the bill would proceed through parliamentary process and with royal assent should pass the bill into law (with some minor changes given the Liberal majority) in September and October. If passed, Bill 148 would introduce a range of changes for Ontario companies.
Part 2: THE NOT SO GOOD AND NOT SO BAD-EFFECT OF RECENT ONTARIO LABOUR LAW CHANGES ON COMPANIES THAT UTILIZE FLEXIBLE STAFFING SOLUTIONS.
On June 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. This bill moving through the process quickly and will probably be passed into law as soon as September/October.
The Day of Mourning (also known as Workers’ Memorial Day) is officially recognized in about 100 countries worldwide. The National Day of Mourning is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to renew the commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses, and deaths.
Last night, ABL Employment was humbled and honoured to be the 2016 winner of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce "Business Excellence Award" in the category of "Service (large)". We are the first staffing company to receive this award. Congratulations to our president and founder, PJ Ferguson, and our entire team, but particularly our Burlington Office team, led by Area Manager Sharon Vrooman, and her team, Stephen, Nick, Mike, Tiffany, Robin, Charlene, Jeff and Natalie.
Workforce Planning Hamilton has been hard at work diving into what Hamilton’s current labour market looks like! This comprehensive 2017 Employer One Survey includes the A to Z’s on exactly what companies and employees in Hamilton are experiencing.
London Ontario office is honour to announce that we have been voted “Best Employment Agency” by readers of the London Free Press publication. Our office in London was first opened in 2003 by co-owner Jill Dee Ferguson - a lifetime resident of the London area. Over the last 14 years, ABL Employment has placed thousands of assignment employees into long-term and seasonal jobs in the London and surrounding areas, helping our employees and client companies meet their goals.
Burlington Chamber of Commerce Announces 2016 Business Excellence Award Finalists
Burlington Chamber of Commerce has recently announced the finalists for its 2016 Business Excellence Awards.
ABL Employment is one of 3 finalists in the category of “Service Industry Award (Large)”
ABL Employment has officially made it on both 2016 PROFIT W100 and 500 lists. The PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranks ABL at #13 while the PROFIT 500 ranks at #234. The ranking and awards programs celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by providing entrepreneurs and their businesses with recognition for their achievements.
With ten offices in Ontario and two in British Columbia, ABL Employment is no stranger to growth. But numbers don’t tell its entire success story. Established in Burlington, Ontario in 1999 by PJ Ferguson, the staffing agency’s progress is inextricably linked to its values, known as Foundation Principles. In essence, they combine the company’s business strategy with day-to-day touchstones for the entire staff, from its executive team and internal staff of about 44 to its 1,500 or so “Assignment Employees” who work at over 300 client sites.
Congratulations to ABL’s Owners PJ & Jill Dee Ferguson for their inclusion on the W100 list Celebrating Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs for the 11th consecutive year! Learn more about the W100 Ranking.
Learn how to prepare for the upcoming minimum wage increase in Ontario, which takes effect on October 1st, 2015.
We're ranked no. 13 on the W100 list for 2014!
This is the 10th year in a row that PJ Ferguson and Jill Dee Ferguson have been on the W100 list!
This is a great achievement!
Good news for job seekers in Canada—especially in British Columbia! To deal with a rising demand for construction and other related jobs, a new committee has been formed with the goal of generating a comprehensive skills training plan for workers. This new training program will open up tons of construction job opportunities. More importantly, however, this boom in the construction market will provide spin-off benefits for the local manufacturing industries that ABL Employment specializes in. This is a positive development for British Columbians and other Canadians looking to work in British Columbia.
As a staffing agency specializing in filing temporary jobs, ABL Employment couldn’t be more thrilled to hear reports that temporary employment is on the rise.
Job seekers, rejoice: the Canadian job market is on a steady incline! A recent article in the Toronto Star reveals encouraging information from Statistics Canada about the Canadian job economy. According to the article, a “jaw-dropping” 95,000 new jobs were created in Canada in May alone—that’s close to the largest single monthly gain ever recorded!