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KFHC report and response expose some harsh realities

After numerous complaints by tenants of safety issues and mistreatment have come to light over the summer of 2021, Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) has had to answer some tough questions about its business practices. The Pandemic has put the issues in stark focus. Frustrated tenants complain that they aren’t

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Over 300 employees to lose jobs as Startek closes its Kingston location

If you drive by the large call centre in Kingston’s east end, you’re bound to notice something is a bit different. The huge building at 100 Innovation Drive no longer bears the Startek name. There is a large ‘For Lease’ sign in front of the building. And looking at the

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First COVID-19 business survey offers insight to guide recovery

Nearly 60 percent of Kingston businesses in the arts, services and hospitality sector have indicated that on-going mandatory closures or restricted operations could force them to close, according to a report from the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO).  A survey of 203 local businesses was carried out between Thursday, Apr.

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City of Kingston announces staffing reductions due to COVID-19 pandemic

Approximately 55 full-time City of Kingston employees will be impacted by a “shortage of work” beginning Tuesday, May 19, 2020, according to a press release from the City. The City said this temporary shortage of work is due to the extended closures and reduction of non-essential City services brought about

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Family and Children’s Services announces layoffs

Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington announced on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 that it has implemented layoffs because of decreasing caseloads. The local Children’s Aid organization stressed that the layoffs are not due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and noted that seven members of staff have been

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Employees report layoffs at Invista plant in Kingston

Invista is announcing layoffs at its Kingston plant as prolonged rail disruptions have prevented delivery of supplies, according to employees there. The exact number and duration of layoffs is unknown at this time. The Kingston plant typically employs between 550 and 600 people. Neither Invista nor the Kingston Independent Nylon

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