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Clear the Clutter

Did you know that clutter can have an impact on mental clarity? If you are feeling stuck, try tackling the clutter in your space. Start small. Dedicate a little time every day to get so unwanted items or to sort through bills or paper. Don’t forget to recycle!   Read Employment E-News – February 2016 … Continue reading

Goodwill Gesture

In January, Goodwill abruptly closed 16 stores and 10 donation centres in Ontario. Four hundred and thirty people were left out of work. Mark Wafer, franchise owner of six Tim Horton’s locations in Scarborough, reached out to all of Goodwill’s former employees, both disabled and non-disabled, for job interviews. He said that he understands what … Continue reading

Ten Mindful Minutes

Can you think of the last time when you did absolutely nothing for an entire ten minutes? That means – No Eating, No Walking, No Talking, No Reading, No Texting or Even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe suggests that 10 minutes can have powerful transformative effects that refresh and rejuvenate the mind. No special props … Continue reading

The Month of Self-Care

February is the month of love and there couldn’t be a better time to focus on self-care. Unemployment can cause stress and, in some cases, lead to emotional difficulties including depression and addiction. Making a commitment to self-care can help your mental, emotional and physical health. Self-care is about taking intentional actions to care for … Continue reading

Kathleen Wynne in Whitby

On January 19th, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce hosted an intimate Luncheon with Ontario’s Premier, Kathleen Wynne. In her first official meeting with Whitby Chamber of Commerce Members, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne discussed valuable insights on the future of Ontario. Left to Right: Whitby Regional Councillor Candidate Elizabeth Roy, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, DRUHC Employment … Continue reading

Watch Out For Scams

Don’t fall victim to job scams. They can be a costly trap. Learn how to spot job scams and how to protect yourself. Hear Elsii Faria, Marketing Specialist for DRUHC, speak with Dena Chiarcossi on Rogers TV’s “daytime” about job scams. Read Employment E-News – January 2016 – A New Beginning!    

Resiliency Tips

Resilience is the capacity to deal with stress and adapt to challenges and adversity. Everyone deals with stress. Stressors may include unemployment, relationship difficulties, health problems, financial worries, etc. The key to coping with stress is to learn how to effectively respond to challenging situations. “Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s … Continue reading