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Growing Middle Class

The world is on the verge of a historic milestone. Based on the research of Brookings Institution scholar Homi Kharas, it is predicted that by 2020, the middle class will account for more than half of the world’s population. The middle class are defined as those who can afford the basic needs like food, shelter … Continue reading

Changes to Bill 148

On October 3, 2018, Ontario Premier Doug Ford vowed to get rid of Bill 148. Bill 148 is the Liberal Worker Reform Bill that was implemented to give workers greater protections including the recent minimum wage raise to $14/hour. Doug Ford had already stated that the minimum wage would remain at $14/hour and would not … Continue reading

Minimum Wage Raise Helps

According to David Olive, Business Columnist for the Toronto Star, the benefits to raising Ontario’s minimum wage are tangible. A higher minimum wage means: – Higher household incomes – Increased consumer spending – Lower workplace turnover and absenteeism Seattle is an example of the effects of raising minimum wage. As a city driving towards a … Continue reading

It Pays to Hire Youth!

The New Employing Young Talent Incentive (EYTI) helps small to medium size businesses (SMEs) hire and retain youth! SMEs may be eligible for the following: $1,000-$2,000 hiring and retaining a young person (15 to 29 years old) Financial incentives for hiring a high school student (15 to 18 years old) through the Youth Job Connection … Continue reading

Age Friendly Fair

On October 24th, City of Pickering Residents, age 55+ are invited to the Age Friendly Information & Active Living Fair. Complimentary lunch for the first 200 people to register.   Read Employment E-News – October 2018 – Celebrating 35 Years! Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Newcomer Volunteer Fair

An opportunity for newcomers to find the perfect volunteer opportunity! Speakers and local community organizations will provide insights into Canadian workplace culture, the benefits of volunteering when job searching and settling in a new community, Not a newcomer to Canada? You’re welcome too! Oshawa Public Libraries – McLaughlin Branch 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa Wednesday, October … Continue reading

Adjusting to a New Country

Newcomers, take care of yourselves! Visit the Pickering Welcome Centre for a conversation about feeling well and staying healthy when you are adjusting to a new country. We will share tips and information for you and your family. Pickering Welcome Centre, Unit 5 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 11:30am – 12:00pm Light refreshments available. View the … Continue reading

Financial Assistance

Are you or someone you know headed back to school this fall? Financial assistance, scholarships or grants may be available. LEARN how saving, planning and paying for your education is within reach. TRAIN to gain hands-on work experience. WORK to create the life that you want. Visit the Government of Canada website.   Read Employment … Continue reading

Durham Region, Help Form Your Community

The next municipal election is on Monday, October 22, 2018. Help form your community by voting. Information about elections for mayors, regional councillors, local councillors, and school board trustees, and registering as a third party advertiser, is available on your local area municipality’s election web page. View the Durham Region’s Municipal Elections webpage for information. … Continue reading