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Outlook for hiring weakest in two years

TORONTO — A new survey of Canadian employers suggests businesses expect the hiring climate this summer to be relatively positive but the weakest in more than two years.The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey finds that 23% of employers surveyed plan to increase their payrolls during the July-September quarter, while 5% anticipate cutbacks.About 70% expected to maintain their current staffing levels, while 2% say they are unsure of their hiring intentions for the upcoming quarter. [np-related]Manpower says the results from the survey of more than 1,900 employers suggest one of the most subdued employer forecasts in more than two years.Still, it says job seekers in all regions should benefit from the steady hiring climate. Employers in Western Canada reported the most favourable outlook.“Although some outlooks have decreased slightly compared to the previous quarter, job seekers should maintain confidence in the labour market as employers throughout Canada anticipate the hiring pace will remain upbeat through the summer,” said Byrne Luft, vice-president of operations for staffing services at Manpower Canada.By sector, employers in mining had the most favourable outlook, followed by those in transportation and public utilities and finance, insurance and real estate.Employers in manufacturing and education were least upbeat for the coming quarter. read more

Glencore Xstrata chooses the HIGmill for regrind project in the DRC

first_imgSwiss Tower Mills (STM) Minerals Ltd has, together with its technology partner Outotec, won an order to provide a HIG1600 regrind mill for the Mutanda mine (Mumi) plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo. STM’s scope of supply for the project includes the HIGmillTM, complete with its control and drive system. The duty of the HIGmill is to grind 118 t/h copper concentrate with a F80 of 212 µm to a P80 of 35 µm. STM says “the HIGmill provides several unique advantages such as a low specific grinding energy (SGE) value combined with high power intensity, simple flow sheet with no recirculating loads, true flexibility in process variables and long maintenance intervals. Deliveries are scheduled for the first quarter of 2014; start-up is planned for autumn 2014.Mutanda is a high grade copper and cobalt producer, with its operations located in the province of Katanga in the DRC and is operated by Glencore Xstrata, which owns 54.5%. As of June 2013, Mutanda copper production was at an annualised production rate of 120,000 t.last_img read more