French Gov’t Promises More Support to LNP

first_imgThe Government of France through its Embassy near Monrovia has reemphasized its willingness to continue assisting the Liberia National Police with the necessary trainings and equipment in the coming months, describing the performance of the Police as remarkable.France Ambassador accredited near Monrovia, Joel Godeau, said the renewing of his government’s commitment comes as the result of the excellence performance of the Liberia National Police during the just ended Special Senatorial Elections and the police contributions to the ongoing fight against Ebola.The French envoy said the contributions of the police in these two national endeavors were remarkable, promising more support for the up-liftment of the LNP to meet future challenges.The government of France has been supportive in building the capacity of the Police Support Unit (PSU), and the Emergency Response Unite (ERU) of the Liberia National Police.He informed the Director of Police that his government was reviewing more possibilities to have officers of the Liberia National Police get training in France.Amb. Godeau, in his discussion Thursday with LNP Director Chris Massaquoi at the Police Headquarters, requested the beefing up of police presence at various French facilities in the country due to a recent terrorist attack that resulted in the death of an unspecified number of French citizens in their home country.He said such protection will discourage any future attack on French facilities in Liberia.In remarks the Director of the Liberia National Police expressed the police deepest condolence to the government and people of France for the terrorist attack against the French people.He said the Liberia National Police will continue to provide protection for all French citizens and other foreign nationals in the country.Director Massaquoi lauded the French government for the support they continue to render the police, especially the Police Support Unit and the Emergency Response Unit.The Liberian Police Chief said the police performance doing the just ended Senatorial elections was highly predicated on the level of professional training provided to the police by the French government and other foreign governments.The Director assured the French Envoy of the police administration’s willingness to continue the professionalization of the Liberia National Police for the betterment of the Liberian society and its partners.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Employers had trouble filling 435000 jobs in first quarter CFIB

first_imgEmployers had trouble filling 435,000 jobs in first quarter: CFIB Report finds ‘wide variations’ by industry, but smaller firms typically hit harder by job vacancies Quebec led all other provinces in terms of its vacancy rate, which rose 0.1 percentage points from the previous quarter to 4.1 per cent. British Columbia and Ontario were next closest, at 3.6 per cent and 3.3 per cent, respectively.CFIB vice-president and chief economist Ted Mallett said the performance of Quebec’s economy has been “fairly middling” in past decades. A more stable fiscal picture and the absence of a constitutional crisis, however, have created a more favourable business climate and a tighter labour market.“Part of it is just the business owners themselves learning how to manage this new kind of condition that they never had to deal with before,” Mallett said. “That’s why we’re seeing this kind of big shift. And it takes time to change a business practice and business structure.”The CFIB’s findings come as the Canadian economy is on a roll when it comes to employment data. Statistics Canada reported last week that the unemployment rate in May fell to 5.4 per cent, the lowest it has been since at least 1976, which followed the economy to add about 107,000 jobs in April.In addition to geography and sector, the CFIB said drivers of vacancies are chiefly determined by future forecasts, growth intentions, business size and firm-specific job characteristics.Mallett said vacancy rates are quite often structural, with small firms typically having higher rates than bigger ones.“And that’s not really surprising, because when a micro firm is missing a particular person, the fit of that person matters a whole lot to the success of that business,” Mallett said.Construction and personal services, the CFIB report said, are sectors with “a high proportion of micro businesses, which structurally tend to struggle more with vacancies.”• Email: gzochodne@nationalpost.com | Twitter: GeoffZochodne 4 Comments There were approximately 435,000 private-sector jobs that employers had trouble filling during the first quarter of 2019, reaching another new high, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.CFIB reported Wednesday that Canada’s private-sector job vacancy rate reached 3.3 per cent for the first three months of the year, up from 3.2 per cent for the fourth quarter of 2018.By CFIB’s count, positions vacant for at least four months increased by nearly 13,000 over the last quarter of 2018. The fourth-quarter vacancy rate and vacancies had also been revised upward because of “stronger-than-expected” expansion in payroll employment. More Facebook Recommended For YouGoogle not biased against conservatives -execEuro and bond yields fall on report that ECB might amend inflation goalClimate fears lift Greens’ chances of running GermanyNorway’s Aker Energy IPO may be in late 2019 or 2020 -Aker CEOIron ore market regains composure, futures curve may be too pricey: Russell Geoff Zochodne ← Previous Next → Share this storyEmployers had trouble filling 435,000 jobs in first quarter: CFIB Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Sponsored By: Featured Storiescenter_img advertisement What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation Both the CFIB’s vacancy rate and number of empty jobs for the first quarter were new highs, topping previous highs reached last year. Yet compared with Q1 2018, the rate for the first quarter of this year was up only 0.2 percentage points, suggesting a slight slowdown.“Although the national vacancy rate appears to be steadying, there are wide variations by industry,” the CFIB’s Help Wanted report stated.Vacancies in the construction sector, for example, “are substantially higher than average, reaching 4.9 per cent in Q1 — equalling pre-financial crisis levels of 2007,” the report said. Job surge helps push Canada’s unemployment rate to lowest in over 40 years Unemployment is at record low, so why are Canadians so worried about job insecurity, recession and cost of living? No easy solutions for Albertans facing long-term unemployment as recovery stalls Most sectors saw their vacancy rates rise, with the exception of oil and gas, manufacturing, finance-insurance-real estate and information-arts-culture industries, which saw no change.The CFIB’s findings were based on 2,376 responses from business owners and operators, who were asked how many people they employ and how many jobs had gone unfilled for at least four months as a result of being unable to find suitable employees. The vacancy rates are defined as total vacancies, divided by the amount of total employment and vacancies, the report said.… when a micro firm is missing a particular person, the fit of that person matters a whole lot to the success of that businessTed Mallett, CFIB chief economist June 13, 20197:00 AM EDTLast UpdatedJune 13, 20191:22 PM EDT Filed under News Economy Reddit Join the conversation → Comment Both the CFIB’s vacancy rate and number of empty jobs for the first quarter were new highs, topping previous highs reached last year.Getty Images Twitter Emaillast_img read more