An Alternative to Pink Slips?

Sep 03 20:09 2019 Print This Article

Maybe we will have a recession, maybe we won’t, and anyway by all means use a different word if you prefer.’Slowdown’, ‘Soft Patch’, ‘Downturn’, any of them will do, and any might describe where the economy will be by next year. If we do hit that soft patch though, are layoffs inevitable? In the past they have been, but perhaps it is time for companies to re-think how to act when the economy falters. See more here in my Globe and Mail column.

 

 

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Relentless Economics

Linda Nazareth, author of Relentless Economics, is an economist, author, broadcaster, and speaker. The Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and a frequent media commentator, she is an expert on demographics and trends, and uses a wide range of media to communicate her observations about a world in transition. For twelve years until 2012, Linda was the in-house economist for Business News Network (BNN), the business cable arm of CTV (Canada’s biggest private sector broadcaster). Daily she covered the economic news of the day on-air, looking at the markets and the economic indicators and giving viewers analysis and context.

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