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All About Employment in Victoria, BC

Lonely at the top and in tech – crowded in the middle

| June 29, 2012

Just a short post this week as I am knee-deep in cleaning, organizing and hustling my way out of my apartment and preparing for my departure to the UK next Thursday (July 5) with my eventual destination being Uppsala University in (not surprisingly!) Uppsala, Sweden on July 14. As you can imagine, when you look […]

When you’re in love it shows

| June 22, 2012

Tonight I was honoured and flattered to be invited by Angela Rafuse-Tahir (@hotel_goddess) of The Fairmont Empress to join her and several other local social media types (including Matt Wright – @matvic and Mike DeWolfe) for an informal event on The Veranda. We were treated to a fabulous time with delicious food and a wonderfully […]

Focus on The Empress & Series Wrap Up

| June 15, 2012

My final article in this series on Victoria’s Biggest Employers is a more indepth look at the venerable Empress Hotel which has presided over the city’s Inner Harbour for more than 100 years. But, as I have mentioned in earlier postings, despite its age, there is absolutely nothing stuffy or laggardly about the hotel itself […]

A Break from Routine

| June 8, 2012

Today I was supposed to be writing the final post in my series on Victoria’s biggest employers. I was going to focus in on the venerable Empress Hotel and try and outline to potential job seekers what they might expect to find at the hotel in terms of opportunities, wages, working conditions, paths to advancement […]

Focus on Victoria’s Biggest Employers – Retail/Service, Finance & Hospitality Sector

| June 1, 2012

Just a note to readers – I have ‘lumped together’ the finance, hospitality and service/retail employers listed in the CRD document I’ve been using as a reference for this series of posts to form Victoria’s 5th biggest employer. This is not strictly accurate since the BC Economy Guide would put these three sectors as making […]