Bhagwan Lobana knows too well how harsh the labour market is. Last April, after nearly two years in Canada, the 50-year-old Punjabi finally found a job that he was proud of. Mr. Lobana, an experienced chemist who graduated top of his masters' class in 1982, was hired at Acuren, a materials-testing and engineering company.
Your boss summons you to her office, informs you your services are no longer needed and hands you a severance package. That's the stomach-churning situation many Canadians are suddenly facing as struggling companies slash their workforces to ride out the recession.