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Reinventing Home

Soaring real estate prices and a precarious work reality for young people is changing the way that some families are choosing to live. The Toronto Star recently released an article about a family of four who has chosen to re-invent their home to adapt to changing living conditions. Recognizing that it would be impossible for … Continue reading

Demonstrate One Thing During Interviews

The economy that we once knew has shifted. Interviewing has changed too. In this labour market, It comes as no surprise that employers are looking for candidates with specific attributes. Specifically, employers are interested in hiring candidates that can demonstrate RELEVANCE. Responding to interview questions is not about getting it right or wrong but rather … Continue reading

The Gig Economy

The Traditional Economy is comprised of full-time workers who develop a career, enjoy benefits and generally stay in the same position for a lifetime. The Gig Economy has replaced the traditional model – comprised of flexible, temporary work, employers are leaning toward the hiring of freelancers and independent contractors rather than full-time employees. The Canadian … Continue reading

We Are Hiring In Oshawa!

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s OSHAWA location is hiring three summer students! The following positions are available for 30 hours/week: Resource Coordinator Job Development Client Data Base Coordinator Youth Resource Coordinator To learn about the requirements and skills needed for these positions and how to apply, click here.   Read Employment E-News – May … Continue reading

Financial Skills for Youth

A plan to teach students how to handle money has been launched by the Province of Ontario. Pilot projects in 28 high schools will revamp the Grade 10 Careers Course to make Financial Literacy part of the curriculum. The pilot program will impact approximately 700 students and will run until June 2017. Student and teacher … Continue reading

Health Information Day for Newcomers

Together with key community partners, the Pickering and Ajax Welcome Centres held a successful Health Information Day for Newcomers. Newcomers had the opportunity to visit booths and attend a full day of workshops related to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The workshops offered tips about active, healthy living as well as information about the services and … Continue reading