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What Employers Need

What Employers Need: Skills for Tomorrow To effectively shape the future of the local economy and better understand the workforce skills needs of employers in the Durham Region, feedback from Durham Region employers is essential and invaluable. All businesses are encouraged to take a short 10-15 minute survey that is being conducted on behalf of … Continue reading

USA Election impact

How will the US Election impact Canada? Is Canada prepared? The transfer of power in the United States, Canada’s neighbour and largest trading partner, could indeed have a tremendous impact on Canada. The Canadian government has begun a comprehensive exercise to plan and map out the wide-ranging results and outcomes of the election. Part of … Continue reading

Youth Survey

Are you under 30? Looking for work? Help find solutions to the Youth unemployment rate in the Durham Region. Take the survey “Durham Under 30”. The survey was initiated by the Durham Workforce Authority in response to a steepening youth unemployment rate in the Oshawa Oshawa Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). “Results compiled from the survey’s … Continue reading

Pickering Welcome Centre

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre is proud to be the lead partner for the Pickering Welcome Centre. Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, with locations in Pickering and Ajax, provide a one-stop service under one roof designed to guide and support newcomers through the maze of information and resources. Essential services include language assessment and training, … Continue reading

Farm Boy – Open in Pickering

Earlier this year, the rapidly expanding Farm Boy™ chain announced that Pickering would be home to the newest destination for Farm Boy, proudly dedicated to providing a unique and friendly fresh food shopping experience. Farm Boy has opened a location in the west wing of Pickering Town Centre. It is a 25,000 sq. ft. facility … Continue reading

Labour Market Forecast

“There is a looming demographic and labour market crises which has the potential to shake the very foundations of our society.”1 As ‘baby boomers’ move into retirement, we will continue to experience a growing labour shortage. The Conference Board of Canada states there is a ratio of 4:1 workers to retirees today, by 2035 the … Continue reading

Employment Ontario

The Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD) has set targets and clear expectations that Employment Ontario service providers work to meet the hiring needs of employers while increasing the quality of living for marginalized workers and increasing opportunities for all. MAESD has allocated funds for intense pre-employment support to youth to remove or … Continue reading

Where Does Success Start?

After years of teaching, Angela Duckworth felt that education and learning should be explored from a motivational and psychological perspective. Angela left teaching to become a psychologist and consistently explored the following question in several settings with adults and children: Who is successful and why? The studies revealed that the most significant predictor of success … Continue reading

Accessibility Legislation

Canadians can now participate in online consultations related to the development of planned Accessibility Legislation. Learn about it by clicking here.   Read Employment E-News – August 2016 – Information You Need to Know   Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca.