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Leveraging Programs for Career Success

CENTRE FOR SUCCESS FOR JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS In Ontario, there are many government programs designed to help you achieve your career goals. As an Employment Ontario service office with two locations in the Durham Region (Pickering and Oshawa), the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre is uniquely qualified to help you… FREE of charge. Take … Continue reading

Visit from CTV News – Grueling Job Hunt

Last month, CTV News visited the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre in Oshawa to speak first hand to job seekers impacted by the dip in full-time employment, specifically effecting job seekers in the Durham Region. Maralyn Tassone, Executive Director of the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre indicates that is a challenging time for job seekers. … Continue reading

Student Budget Calculator

As a student, learning how to make your money work for you is a skill that will benefit you for a life-time. Although it takes time and discipline, “making a budget and sticking to it is the foundation of good financial planning. It helps you stay in control of your finances, no matter how much … Continue reading


The 2014 Municipal Election is on October 27, 2014! With so many changes happening in our economy, it is a good idea to be informed. Our choices as voters will help influence the economic and political landscape for the next four years. At the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre we understand that individuals want to … Continue reading

PT Work – The New Normal?

After correcting a major error in July’s employment figures, Statistics Canada re-issued numbers indicating that 42,000 jobs were added. While the numbers seem encouraging, the employment gains are primarily in part-time work with approximately 18,000 full-time jobs lost and 60,000 part-time jobs added.   As the labour market continues to shift towards more part-time employment, … Continue reading

Pan Am / Parapan Am Games

The 2015 Pan American / Parapan American Games are just one year away; the largest multi-sport event ever held in Canada. The Games will involve 10,000 athletes and team officials from; 41 North, South and Central American and Caribbean countries; and 51 Pan Am and Parapan Am sports. Pan Am Games: July 10 to 26 … Continue reading