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Oldest grocery store gets a facelift

The oldest grocery store in North America, J.A. Moisan, was built in 1846. The store had never been renovated, but the property’s new owner, Donna Willet, wanted to give it a fresh look. The project ended up winning the Gold in the…

US Manufacturing Technology Orders Surge

Orders for manufacturing technology in August 2021 totaled $560 million, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. August 2021 showed an increase of…

Labour underutilization remains elevated

The labour underutilization rate fell to 13.8% in September, down 0.4 percentage points from August. Above and beyond the unemployment rate, this rate reflects the proportion of people in the potential labour force who are unemployed; want…

Employment regains pre-pandemic level

Employment rose by 157,000 (+0.8%) in September, the fourth consecutive monthly increase. The unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage points to 6.9%. Employment gains in September were concentrated in full-time work, and among people in…

Employment rates and vaccination

In September, employment reached its February 2020 level for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the employment rate remained 0.9 percentage points lower than in February, a reflection that…

Wages up 4.6% over two years

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, wage changes have been strongly influenced by unprecedented changes in the composition of employment, including disproportionate decreases in employment in lower-paid occupations and decreases…

A Future Forest Bioeconomy: TWIG monthly

Have you heard the terms ‘bio-economy,’ ‘bio-products,’ or perhaps’ nano-fibrillated cellulose’? The future of forestry is about diversification and innovation that uses fiber from alternative sources and second and third growth trees. Wood…

imm cologne 2022 in a strong position

“imm cologne is returning in January 2022! It’s time for an exchange, and that’s why we, together with the interior design industry, want people to be able to experience our joint business and lifestyle platform – imm cologne – again, and…