A review of hirings and dismissals – December 2022

Over the past month, some companies have laid off a large number of employees, while hirings and job openings have been announced by others. Balance sheet.


Following the recent national partnership established with Best Buy, Purolator is hiring 1,200 new employees across the country to provide a more efficient delivery service, particularly on weekends and during the holidays.

Buoyed by ever-growing popularity, the non-profit organization BIXI, which today has nearly half a million users, is recruiting new employees. Several positions are currently open at its head office, and seasonal jobs are to be filled this winter.

The Society for the Protection of Forests Against Fire (SOPFEU) has launched a national recruitment campaign, which will be deployed until mid-January 2023. Significant staff turnover and the current labor shortage are affecting the workforce of SOPFEU, which has some fifty forest firefighters in its ranks.

Short of staff, the 46 seniors’ homes in the province must fill 5,726 full-time positions, a figure that will have to be reached by 2025, according to Quebec. Of this number, the government plans to hire 573 people for the period 2022-2023.

The Allkem company has announced the construction of a plant and the opening of a lithium quarry in James Bay by 2024, a project that will create 220 jobs in the region.


The Quebec company Olymel will close its Saint-Hyacinthe plant on February 10, which will result in the loss of their jobs for the 107 employees currently employed.

The current economic crisis has forced the American giant Amazon to plan a massive layoff plan. Several sources and media have claimed that the company is preparing to let go a total of 10,000 employees by the start of 2023, or about 1% of its global workforce.

Manulife is changing its real estate operations in Canada to focus on investment management, a change that results in the loss of 50 jobs.

The company Meta, owner of Facebook and Instagram, has laid off 13% of its workforce, or about 11,000 workers, according to its management. These layoffs have affected many employees on Canadian soil in recent weeks.

In its restructuring plan initiated last month, the Canadian company Hootsuite is laying off 5% of its staff. Last August, it had already let 30% of its employees go.


Author : Justine Aubry – 37e Avenue

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