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Canada Voted

On October 21st, Canada voted. Liberals formed a minority government despite the fact that Conservatives won the popular vote at 34.4%. NDP holds most of the remaining seats. Find out how your riding voted and explore close races across Canada.   Read Employment E-News – November 2019 – Job Search Success Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Cyberlympics in Durham!

On October 26, Durham College (DC), in partnership with the Regional Municipality of Durham, co-hosted the Global Cyberlympics at its Oshawa campus. Thirteen international teams from North and South America, Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa visited the Durham Region. Organized by EC-Council and SiberX, with assistance from DC’s AI Hub, this is the first time … Continue reading

World Mental Health Day

Last month, we recognized World Mental Health Day. Ontario At Work promoted mental health awareness and reminded us that mental injuries are just as significant as physical injuries and that one in five Canadian workers will experience a mental illness this year.   Read Employment E-News – November 2019 – Job Search Success Image provided … Continue reading

GM’s Test Track, Oshawa

GM announced that a new test track in Oshawa will be named after Colonel Sam McLaughlin, the man who started it all. Colonel Sam McLaughlin founded GM Canada in 1907, when it was known as the ‘McLaughlin Motor Car Company.’ He retired in 1945 but continued to play a largeGM’s Test Track, Oshawa role in … Continue reading

Lowering Newcomer Barriers

At the age of 17, Rola Dagher fled war-torn Lebanon arriving in Canada with a baby, two suitcases and no money. She didn’t imagine that she would have a high-profile career in Canada someday. Today, Rola leads Cisco Canada and recognizes the key role that international talent plays in Canada’s ability to succeed in an … Continue reading

Qualified Disabled Workers

October was National Disability Employment Awareness Month, dedicated to celebrating and recognizing the workplace contributions of people who have disabilities and the business successes that they help create. The month also represents an opportunity for employers to improve their recruitment strategies. Statistics indicate that many companies are still missing out on a vast untapped pool … Continue reading

Skills Barometer

For freelancers who have (or acquire) the most in-demand skills, the gig economy can offer a bright future. Upwork, a hiring platform in the U.S. that matches professionals to businesses seeking specialized talents, identifies the fastest-growing skills on the platform (measured by total freelancer earnings). About half of the roughly 5,000 skills on Upwork are … Continue reading

Do It In Durham

Do It In Durham Entrepreneurship Week showcases the valuable eco-system of support, funding and entrepreneurial resources that are available to businesses and entrepreneurs in the Durham Region. The week presents a great opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs to share knowledge, experiences and connections and to build networks in the business community. Fifty events are happening … Continue reading

Skilled Labour Shortage

What does Canada’s skilled labour shortage mean for workers and employers? A 2018 ManpowerGroup survey indicated that 41% of employers had difficulty filling jobs and that the most in-demand jobs require post-secondary training but not necessarily a university degree. The top five hardest positions to fill in Canada for the last ten years include skilled … Continue reading

Youth Headed for Success

One of the many youth (15-29) served by the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre has chosen to turn his life around to a future of opportunity and success. After working minimum wage jobs with little or no future growth opportunity the youth chose to pursue a future in the high paying, high demand world of … Continue reading