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DND says first of three phases in HQ move complete, but target for overall project pushed out to 2020 DND HQ move running late but model of efficiency compared to Phoenix Pay project.
Biggest job gains in capital region in December were in hotels & food services (up 5,200) and education services (up 4,000) - easily enough to offset the sharp drop in federal government employment.
Statcan reporting number of fed gov jobs in the capital region fell by 5,600 in December vs November for new total of 128,900. That's the lowest since the summer of 2016. Tech employment was up 900 to 48,100.
Capital region's jobless rate dropped to 5.5% in December from 5.8% in November. Lowest rate since April. Regional economy added 3,300 jobs in Dec. while labour force increased by just 1,500.
Translation services is big business in Ottawa but it's not the easiest way to make a living. At a loss for words: How an Ottawa firm recovered from losing its key contract
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