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Technology Trends 2019

Advancing technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to be a major trend in the future of business. In order to support the growing trend, a skilled labour force is needed. Knowing business trends can help you determine a career path. Click to view the top technology … Continue reading

De-stress and Get Outside!

It doesn’t just feel good to get outside – according to science there are health benefits too. Did you know that being in nature can help you: Improve short-term memory De-stress Reduce inflammation Decrease feelings of fatigue Reduce depression and anxiety Bundle up and get outside! It’s a great way to spend quality time with … Continue reading

Health and Eating Well

Diet plays an important part in maintaining health and well-being. While it is tempting to eat sweets and treats over the holidays, why not try a fruit smoothie to satisfy a craving? A combination of bananas, blueberries, oranges and raspberries makes a power-packed energy booster. Read more on the benefits of fruits and vegetables.   … Continue reading

Youth Newcomer Fair

On Friday, November 16, Settlement Workers in the Schools (SWIS), DRUHC and the Durham Welcome Centres offered their first Volunteer Fair for Newcomer Youth in the Durham Region thanks to funding from the Ontario government. Despite a heavy snowfall, approximately 165 students from 23 schools across the Durham Region attended the Youth Newcomer Volunteer Fair … Continue reading

Gig Economy

The gig economy is growing rapidly. It is predicted that by 2020, 40% of workers will be part of the gig economy.  What is the gig economy? It’s basically a free market system where employers hire independent contractors for temporary or contract positions rather than hiring employees. Learn how the growing gig economy is changing … Continue reading

GM Closure – 2500+ jobs lost

It’s the end of an era for General Motors in Oshawa. A restructuring plan to focus on electric and autonomous vehicle programs has prompted the closure of the GM plant in Oshawa – currently employing more than 2500 people. It is a huge disapointment for residents in the community. Oshawa has had a long history … Continue reading

Ajax BizFest 2018

The Town of Ajax recently held its 3rd annual Ajax BizFest during “Do It in Durham” week – part of a series of events to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. At Ajax BizFest, the Town of Ajax brings together community, government and financial organizations that provide invaluable support services to citizens and businesses in the Durham … Continue reading

Viola Desmond Banknote

The new Canadian $10 banknote has gone into circulation! The $10 vertical banknote features the first Canadian woman on a banknote! Civil rights pioneer and business woman, Viola Desmond, as well as the Canadian Museum for Human Rights are now on the $10 Canadian bill. Read more.   Read Employment E-News – December 2018 – … Continue reading

Services to Support You

There are many no-cost/low-cost services and resources in the Durham Region available to help you with your specific needs. DRUHC has compiled an extensive list of community and government services available to meet the needs of our service users. Please schedule an appointment with an Employment Counsellor for more information. If you are in need … Continue reading

New Data Security Rules

Strict new data security requirements came into effect on November 1, 2018 for any organization that collects, uses and discloses personal information in Canada. Organizations subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) must now follow mandatory privacy breach record-keeping, reporting and notification rules. Consequences for non-compliance are significant. Learn more about … Continue reading