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Youth Employment Support

Are you a young person who is unemployed or underemployed? Do you know someone who is? Take advantage of programs that pay youth to learn employment techniques that work! One of the many positive testimonials from a participant of the Youth Job Connection program: “This program gives me a reason to get out of bed … Continue reading

How We Can Help Youth with Sarah Delicate

At DRUHC’s 34th Annual General Meeting, Sarah Delicate, a consultant focused on Outcome-Based Management spoke about some of the employment challenges facing youth. Sarah delivered a presentation about youth disengagement and how to help youth build a plan that takes into consideration their values, skills and interests. Sarah encouraged community stakeholders to recognize that each … Continue reading

Second Career

The Second Career Program, offered at the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre, helps individuals who have been laid-off to re-train in order to improve employment opportunities. The Second Career Program can assist in the following areas: Explore Careers that are Right for Your Experience and Skill Set Career Guidance Assistance in the Exploration and Application … Continue reading

Wage Increases

Ontario Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour. The new increase, which will be implemented in phases, is intended to help 8.9% Ontario’s employees. At $15, a full-time, 40-hour-week job would pay $600/week or $31,200/year, compared to $23,712 at the current minimum wage of $11.40. Over the past three years, Ontario’s economy has outperformed all … Continue reading

Human Skills Needed

Traditionally described as soft skills, emotional intelligence, critical thinking and communication are becoming increasingly important skills for the new work world. The Business Council of Canada conducted a survey of major employers in Canada. The survey indicates that although there are gaps in technical areas, hiring managers are primarily interested in candidates with strong soft … Continue reading

A Career in Skilled Trades?

Considering a career in the skilled trades? The world will beat a path to your doorstep! Would you rather work with your hands than sit behind a desk? If you are looking for a change in careers or contemplating a first career, take a close look at the skilled trades. The list may be more … Continue reading

Hot Labour Market

In August, Canada’s jobless rate fell to 6.3% – the lowest its been since October 2008. Canada’s Labour Market has seen continuous growth with an eighth straight employment increase adding 10,900 jobs in July, according to Statistics Canada. This past year has seen the biggest 12-month gain since 2007 with 387,600 jobs – primarily in … Continue reading

Meet the Recruiter

The new one-on-one component at the Pickering Welcome Centre’s “Meet the Recruiter” event was a big success! Attendees participated in a“Warm Networking and Calling Card” workshop and spent five minutes with each of the six mentors discussing a particular topic. Mentors offered on the spot résumé critiques, social media tips and interview scenarios. Take a … Continue reading

Innovative Co-op Students

Employers are always looking for ways to drive business innovation. According to a recent Globe and Mail article, carefully managed projects to hire resourceful, innovative and tech-savvy co-op students can catalyze innovation in business. Recently, five students were paired with five CIBC Mellon employees in an incubator space. Their mandate was to identify business opportunities … Continue reading

Creativity = Happy Employee

Have you ever wondered which profession makes you the happiest? A study initiated by Robert Half and Happiness Works surveyed more than 12,000 Canadian and U.S. workers to find out what type of profession leads to happiness at work. Results indicate that creative and marketing professionals lead the pack – reporting the highest level of … Continue reading