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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.


6 lucrative jobs of the future
The Week
What do you want to be when you grow up? We've all heard this question. And, in all likelihood, chances are you probably dabbled with the idea of becoming an astronaut or a superhero as a kid. In high school, you may have been dead-set on becoming president. Of course, by the time college graduation rolls around, many of us have moved on to more realistic career goals. But with our hyper-connected world moving a mile a minute these days, the tried-and-true professions that everyone pursues today could quickly become a thing of the past.
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The chemistry employment landscape
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Not so long ago, a good degree in chemistry almost guaranteed you a job; you could start work in a large company and stay there until you retired 40 years later. That's not the case today, and the employment landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. These days, many more chemists work in smaller organizations where the likelihood of a job for life has diminished considerably.
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Engineers see demand, competitive salaries
Chron
In general, engineers are in high demand. From a regional perspective, Victor Zaloom, interim dean of the College of Engineering at Lamar University in Beaumont, anticipated the largest demand will be for mechanical and chemical engineers due to the current boom in the oil and gas industry's exploration and production.
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More Canadians turning to self-employment in shaky job market
The Globe and Mail
More Canadians are joining the ranks of the self-employed, reflecting a reluctance among employers to make permanent hires, as well as the desire for some older workers to be their own bosses. Self-employment has climbed 3.6 per cent in the past year, outstripping an increase of 1.5 per cent among private-sector workers and a drop of 0.4 per cent in the public sector.
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Opportunity to work with provinces to fill job skills gaps
Truro Daily
One of the challenges Canada faces as we experience increased growth and employment is the deficit of qualified skilled trade's people to meet current and future job vacancies. Today, literally thousands of jobs are going unfilled in Canada. Meanwhile we still have far too many people who are unemployed.
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  Changing chemistry, changing the world
We transform green chemistry breakthroughs into green products, processes and services that enhance and preserve our quality of life and our environment for future generations. Changing chemistry can change the world.
 


 
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