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DRUHC Job Portal

Job Seekers and Employers will benefit from the use of a special feature on the new Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre website – the DRUHC Job Portal. Employers will be able to create a profile and post available positions at no cost. Once the posting is authorized by DRUHC personnel, the position is live on … 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

Millennial Challenges

Millennials are dealing with significant challenges in the new economy. Youth, aged 15 – 24, are facing unemployment rates of more than 12%, almost twice the unemployment rate of the general population. Of those who are employed, more than 25% are underemployed. Although enrollment in Canadian universities has more than doubled since 1980, millennials are … Continue reading

No. 1 Job Skill You’ll Need

The nature of work is changing rapidly. Job loss due to automation is on the rise – millions of jobs are at risk of being displaced. American businessman, investor, author, television personality, and philanthropist, Mark Cuban, has a lot to say about the future of work. Mark Cuban claims that even in-demand positions like computer … Continue reading

Unemployment Rate Drop

Canada’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than two years to 6.6 %. In February 2017, 15,300 jobs were added to the national labour market – the gains are much greater than analyst expectations. Although surges in part-time work have been the trend in Canada, February’s employment survey indicated that most of … Continue reading

Talking Recruitment with Newcomers

The Pickering Welcome Centre hosted a successful Meet the Recruiter event for Newcomers. Representatives from the fields of Project Management, Small Business, Banking and Trades were on-site to share advice and job search tips to participants. The newcomers who attended the event were Internationally Trained Professionals with varying backgrounds. Each of the panelists were asked … Continue reading

Diversity and Global Talent

Embracing diversity and inclusion in Canada may help attract the global talent that is required to remain competitive on an international scale. Business leaders in Canada often describe the pursuit to recruit highly skilled professionals as a “war for talent.” Businesses in Canada have faced challenges in attracting the talent that they need because of … Continue reading

Re-Thinking Automation

As automation continues to eliminate jobs in Canada, it is time to rethink skills training. Dominic Barton is the head of the government’s economic growth advisory council. At a conference with university students, administrators and educators he indicated that 40% of Canada’s existing jobs will disappear due to automation. By making some employment positions irrelevant, … Continue reading

Laid-Off and Unemployed?

Second Career could help you get back in the workforce. Get skills-training and financial support when you qualify for Second Career. Apply for up to $28,000 for costs (e.g. tuition, books, manuals, workbooks, transportation, basic living allowance and child care). Both Pickering and Oshawa locations hold a monthly Second Career Orientation workshop. View the calendar … Continue reading