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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

Restoring Confidence

The process of developing a customized back-to-work action plan that is specific to each individual job seekers’ achievements and objectives can often help to restore their self-esteem and confidence in their ability to meet employment goals. One job seeker states: “When I first arrived at the help centre I was absolutely squashed and had no … Continue reading

Meet the Recruiter

The Pickering Welcome Centre extends a big thanks to representatives from Durham Recruiting, RBC, Durham Regional Police Services, City of Oshawa and Desjardin for contributing to a successful “Meet the Recruiter” event. Forty newcomers’ eager to pursue their choice of careers in Canada attended Meet the Recruiter. The event provided networking opportunities where attendees could … Continue reading

Easier & Faster Route to Trades

In September 2019, the Ontario Government appointed Training and Skills Advisors to consult with Industry and Stakeholders to help make the skilled trades and apprenticeship system more user friendly. Ross Romano, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities announced that Adam Melnick and Andrew Pariser have been appointed as the new Training and Skills Advisors (TSAs) … Continue reading

Living Wage & Education

TVO’s The Agenda Host Steve Paikin spoke with Oren Cass, Author of “The Once and Future Worker” to talk about a living wage. Steve asks – “Should someone with only a high school education be able to make a living wage, be the sole breadwinner in their home, afford a house, a car, and an … Continue reading

Cyberlympics & Career Expo

The best of the world’s cyber community will be at Durham College on October 26th for Cyberlympics – an International event! Several cyber events will be happening in Durham throughout the month of October. On the day of the Cyberlympics, a CareerXpo will be held at Durham College. If you are a job seeker in … Continue reading

Cyber Training 1st in Canada

Digital threats are a reality and training is key. Offered for the first time in Canada, Durham College, Town of Ajax, EC-Council and siberX partnered to offer a Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst (CTIA) program. The course provides the best practices to detect, respond, and defeat focused threats which helps improve the organizational security posture. Click … Continue reading