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As you know, CIC delivers the CIC Newsletter direct to your inbox each Wednesday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your career. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the CIC Newsletter news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


Widening 'skills gap' leaves 'lost generation' of graduates unable to find jobs in their field
National Post
Samantha Borgford of Uxbridge, ON, graduated from teachers college in June. She spent the summer cleaning pools. Ms. Borgford, 24, says she can't complain about being unable to find a teaching job yet because she knows many other people around her age who can't find work in their fields.
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Report: Older workers pushing students out of jobs
Toronto Star
Older Canadians struggling to find work are being forced to take jobs traditionally reserved for students, pushing those younger people out of employment, according to a new CIBC World Markets report. The job market hasn't been strong enough to generate high quality work for older people, CIBC's chief economist Avery Shenfeld wrote in the report.
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The college degrees with the highest starting salaries
Forbes
A new salary survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has some good news for the graduates of the class of 2013. Though many grads are still struggling to find work — an analysis commissioned by the Associated Press in April showed that more than half (53.6 per cent) of new grads were jobless or underemployed — those who are working in their chosen fields are enjoying a 2.4 per cent uptick in salaries from the previous year.
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Waterloo mayor touts strength of region's tech sector in wake of BlackBerry layoff announcement
Toronto Star
The mayor of Waterloo, ON is expressing hope that her city can weather the loss of jobs at BlackBerry. Brenda Halloran says there has been a trend where those affected by past layoffs have been absorbed by the more than 800 tech companies within the region. She says there are more than 1,000 job opportunities in the region's tech sector alone.
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Are polymers nothing but the residue in the bottom of organic chemists' flasks?
Robert Prud'homme
This lecture illustrates the evolution of the study of polymers through work on polymer blends, stereocomplexes (polyesters), polymer orientation and, more recently, crystallization in ultrathin films.
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