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Is Your Job Endangered?

The employment landscape is changing. Employment related to many familiar industries are in a state of decline according to US Based company, CareerCast. Due to technological movements in streamlining the farm process, “the percentage of farmers in the workforce is expected to decline by 19% from 2012 through 2022.” Mail Carriers, the newspaper and media … Continue reading

A Foot in the Door

As a recent graduate, Robert needed help finding an employer to hire him as an Apprentice. He visited our Pickering location and worked with an Employment Specialist to find an employer. Robert is currently working with a employer as an apprentice while he continues his in-class training. He reports: “Out of high school I decided … Continue reading

Top 10 Employers in Durham

A recent article, “By the numbers: Top employers in Durham Region”, uncovers which employers in the Durham Region employ the most people.                          Take a look at their interactive graphic to view Durham Region’s Top employers, by the numbers. Those with the highest numbers, ranging from 5600-6000 employees, include Ontario Power Generation, Durham District School Board … Continue reading

Low Cost Activities in Durham Region

There are plenty of family- friendly, free or low-cost activities to participate in throughout the holiday season. On the Durham Tourism website you will find information about the Santa Train on the York-Durham Heritage Railway; Various Parades Featuring Old Saint Nick; The Best Trails in Durham; Home Tours; Hockey; Curling; and more. Click to view … Continue reading

Emergency Preparedness

“An Educated Public is a Prepared Public” Education and preparedness are the best defence in dealing with any type of emergency situation. The Regional Municipality of Durham and local municipalities are doing everything they can to prepare for emergencies. You also have an important role of ensuring your family’s safety as well as your own. … Continue reading

Gender-Balanced Leadership

For the first time in history, gender representation amongst Cabinet Ministers in Canada is equal. Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO of Twenty first, a consulting company that focuses on building gender-balanced businesses says: “We know that companies with more gender-balanced leadership teams significantly outperform companies with only men at the helm.” In the United States of America, … Continue reading

Feed the Need In Durham

Last month, we visited Feed the Need In Durham. We talked to Robyn McKibbon, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, to find out How We Can Help, What Feed the Need in Durham Is About and how people can get the help that they need. Feed the Need in Durham is a food hub in Oshawa that … Continue reading

Consumer-Less Gift Giving

Presents come in many forms and consumer-less gift giving is on the rise. Not only are non-material gifts more economical, they are also environmentally-friendly and can be more meaningful. This Holiday Season, be creative. For many, there is no greater gift than the gift of time. Create babysitting coupons to help a friend or family … Continue reading

Goal Setting

Developing a career vision and goals can help you achieve personal and employment success. A vision statement is the first step in helping you reach your career goals. It is, essentially, a vision of the future you. “Your career vision statement is the goal you want for your career — and it should be something … Continue reading