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Keeping up With Current Staffing Trends
Keeping up With Current Staffing Trends
February 1, 2017

Keep ahead of this year’s blue collar staffing trends & stay competitive as the construction industry changes and grows in 2017. You’ve likely already set your goals and objectives for 2017, but have you stopped to consider how some…

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How to Work Successfully With a Blue Collar Staffing Agency
How to Work Successfully With a Blue Collar Staffing Agency
January 17, 2017

Choosing to work with a blue collar staffing agency can provide many benefits, in addition to paying your bills. Your skills stay up-to-date and you may get an inside track to a more permanent construction job. Temporary work also…

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4 Ways To Improve Productivity On A Construction Site
4 Ways To Improve Productivity On A Construction Site
October 17, 2016

One of the major setbacks for any construction project is a loss of productivity that results in delays and loss of funds. That is why, as an employer, you require staffing solutions that are efficient, safe and quick - and productive…

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Top Construction Careers
Top Construction Careers
September 21, 2016

5 Top Paying Construction Jobs in Canada Working in construction can be strenuous and intense but it can also bring opportunities to find rewarding and high-paying jobs. While some roles require academic qualifications or a completed…

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Spring Into Safety
Spring Into Safety
February 26, 2016

There is no denying that construction is a great sign for a community. It signals growth, innovation and investment. You don’t have to go far anywhere in Calgary to see signs of such development. But when an accident happens on a…

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What $700 Million in Infrastructure Spending Means for Alberta Workers
What $700 Million in Infrastructure Spending Means for Alberta Workers
February 5, 2016

As workers across the province continue to feel the pinch of a slow economy the federal government has stepped up to try and jumpstart the economy. This week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally committed to fast tacking $700 million in…

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A Team of Experts
A Team of Experts
November 19, 2015

In every industry you need to know you can count on your workers, and no more so than in the construction industry. You need to know that each member of your team is qualified for the job and knows how to conduct themselves safely, and…

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The Advantage of Networking
The Advantage of Networking
November 13, 2015

With more layoffs announced each day finding well paid work in Alberta is seeming like a more and more daunting task. The old adage that it isn’t what you know it is who you know is becoming even more relevant. Having an "in" at a…

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Fall Protection Statistics for Construction Safety
Fall Protection Statistics for Construction Safety
November 4, 2015

In Canada, more than 40,000 workers get hurt each year because of fall accidents. Fall accidents represent a large percentage of “lost-time injuries” accepted by workers’ compensation boards across Canada. More than just economic…

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A Message From the President
A Message From the President
August 17, 2015

Although our economy has faced a few speed bumps recently, I strongly believe that the media is sensationalizing the magnitude of the downturn.   Like every responsible business we have been carefully monitoring the impact recent…

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The Evolution of Workforce Placement
The Evolution of Workforce Placement
August 17, 2015

Born and raised in Rexton, New Brunswick, Shannon Warren moved to Vancouver in the late 1990s to work as a house framer. A few years later, in the early 2000s, he relocated to Calgary for something the city is famous for – job…

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Looking for a Job in Alberta's Shrinking Market? Matrix Can Help!
Looking for a Job in Alberta's Shrinking Market? Matrix Can Help!
March 25, 2015

Late last week, one of the hottest topics on the news was yet another downturn in the Alberta oil sands economy, which is resulting in job losses across the province, especially in Fort McMurray, Edmonton and Calgary. Despite that, there…

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Job Vacancy in Alberta: The 2015 Forecast
Job Vacancy in Alberta: The 2015 Forecast
January 12, 2015

Overview: With fears of potential layoffs in the oil and gas sector due to dropping oil prices, Albertans should still feel optimistic about the availability of jobs in the province. Third quarter results from last year are in and results…

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Projected Job Growth for Alberta: Edmonton and Calgary on the way up
Projected Job Growth for Alberta: Edmonton and Calgary on the way up
January 5, 2015

Overview Albertans have enjoyed the steady pace of job growth and demands for the past several years. The results from a recent labour-market study show that the future in Alberta will have plentiful job growth for the next 5 years. …

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Plug In With Matrix Connect
Plug In With Matrix Connect
November 18, 2014

Overview Have you heard of Matrix Connect? If you haven't, then you're missing out! Matrix Connect is a new online HR community that allows you to browse and apply for jobs with ease, get real-time job notifications and access…

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How To Work Safely In A Small Construction Crew
How To Work Safely In A Small Construction Crew
October 27, 2014

Overview Due to the labour shortage and demand for skilled workers, small and sometimes short handed work crews are becoming common. If handled correctly these small work forces can be effective but the low number of workers mean that…

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Reporting Injuries
Reporting Injuries
September 26, 2014

Reporting injuries and near misses immediately to your supervisor is crucial to our safety program and WBC claim management. It helps identify any common trends and allows us to implement corrective actions sooner if required.   Matrix…

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The Suit & Tie vs. The Fluorescent Vest
The Suit & Tie vs. The Fluorescent Vest
September 23, 2014

When you graduate from high school, rumor has it that university is the only way to create a stable career and have a lifelong income. But the world is evolving, and change is slowly creeping up behind us. The person with the big house…

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Skills Canada National Competition 2014
Skills Canada National Competition 2014
June 16, 2014

A few weeks ago was the 20th anniversary of the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC). The event is the only national multi-trade and technology competition for apprentices and students in Canada. Over 500 young people across all…

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Matrix is Seeking an In-House Summer Intern
Matrix is Seeking an In-House Summer Intern
June 5, 2013

Due to our rapid growth and recent expansion, Matrix is hiring a summer intern for in-house operations. JOB POSTING CLOSED Job Details Position: SUMMER INTERN-Entry Level Safety Administrator Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to…

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Red Seal Carpenter Program
Red Seal Carpenter Program
May 15, 2013

The Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program was established more than 50 years ago to provide greater mobility across Canada for skilled workers. Today, it represents a standard of excellence for industry. Through the Program,…

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Expired Safety Tickets?
Expired Safety Tickets?
February 20, 2013

Having current safety certificates allow for you to have a knowledge base in many safety sectors; these courses allow the best way to prevent injuries and occupational illnesses. Matrix has minimum requirements for all of our employees. …

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Matrix celebrates TEN successful years in business
Matrix celebrates TEN successful years in business
April 12, 2012

This year, Matrix Labour Leasing Ltd. is celebrating 2 major milestones for our organization! 10 years in business Over $45 Million in sales! We believe that the strongest indicators of an organization's sustainability are…

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Matrix launches new online community
Matrix launches new online community
April 5, 2012

Further to our commitment to invest in technology and communication, Matrix is proud to present the launch of our new website.  This site launch is the first phase of an online initiative we are undertaking using Samurai Technology by…

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