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Dial 211 For Assistance

When you don’t know where to turn, dial 2-1-1. 211 can connect you with community, social, health and government services across Ontario. Dial 211 for free and confidential help available 24/7 in 150+languages!   Read Employment E-News – August 2019 – Spending on Skills Training Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca Advertisements

Changing Work Policies

A recent conference in Toronto – Brave New Work World – gathered experts in labour, business, education and government to discuss the changing work world and the policies required to help shape it. Unifor’s former head economist, Jim Stanford, attended the conference. According to Jim, “There’s more R & D in a dollar of GDP … Continue reading

LinkedIn for Newcomers

Newcomers, are you interested in learning how to use LinkedIn to help you with your job search? Join us on Wednesday, August 14th from 3:00pm – 4:15pm at the Ajax Welcome Centre. – Discover how to use LinkedIn to build your professional network – Learn how LinkedIn can help make your job search more effective … Continue reading

Survey Says Skills Training

A recent HSBC survey found that investing in training has become an important focus for Canadian businesses. Outlined in the report, Navigator: Made for the Future, are the results of a study that surveyed twenty-five hundred business leaders in various countries. Two hundred of the decision makers were from Canada. Almost half of the Canadian … Continue reading

Guaranteed Income?

Wondering if you qualify for the Guaranteed Income Supplement? Eligibility is based on your income and marital status. If you still need to do your taxes, get them in right away. Click to view more information about how to apply. Read Employment E-News – July 2019 – Our New Location in Pickering Image provided by … Continue reading

Fake Job Postings

According to Service Canada, fake job postings claiming that Service Canada is hiring are being posted online. These messages are fraudulent! For job postings and employment infomation, visit the Government of Canada’s official social media accounts: Facebook twitter instagram Visit the GC website for job listings in your area.   Read Employment E-News – July … Continue reading

Inclusivity – Good For Business

Did you know that creating an inclusive workplace is good for business? According to research, accessible employment practices result in reduced turnover as well as improved attendance, morale and engagement. In terms of revenue growth, businesses who choose accessibility outperform those who don’t. The Government of Canada offers inclusive workplace tools to help make your … Continue reading

Celebrating Pride!

June was the month of pride! Pride Durham hosted the annual region-wide Pride Celebration on June 2nd to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people in our community. Municipalities have been celebrating the LGBTQ+ community with rainbow crosswalks. It started with the Municipality of Clarington and the concept is catching on. Rainbow crosswalks … Continue reading

Student Summer Workshop

Are you looking for your first opportunity to enter the labour market or to build on prior summer/part-time employment? We can help! Join us for a Summer Student Workshop on June 26, 1:30-3:00pm. Check the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre Event Calendar to learn more about free workshops offered at our Oshawa and Pickering location. … Continue reading

GM and Unifor Investment

In early May, Unifor and GM announced a $170M investment that will save 300 of the 2,600 union jobs at GM’s Oshawa Plant. GM Canada President, Travis Hester, alongside Unifor National President, Jerry Dias, announced a “Transformation Agreement” that includes financial support for employee retraining and the launch of a Job Action Centre. Supported by … Continue reading