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Pandemic Impact on Business

In April. Statistics Canada surveyed 12,000 businesses in order to gauge the impact of the pandemic – the results show that many Canadian businesses are struggling. Although some businesses have been minimally impacted by COVID-19, the majority have seen significant decreases in revenue and have had to layoff staff or reduce their hours. According to … Continue reading

We Are Working to Serve You!

Everything has changed in a short amount of time. We are here to service your employment needs throughout this difficult time. While our ‘bricks and mortar sites’ are closed to the public, Employment Counsellors and Employment Specialists are ready and available to help you. If you are an employer who is looking to hire now, … Continue reading

Remote Reality

A Remote Reality is here and it is not likely to go away anytime soon. Remote working and e-services are not new but the recent state of the world is making the digital transformation of every business a necessity. While employers are working hard to develop digital strategies, many employees are doing their best to … Continue reading

RCMP Career Fair

In partnership with the RCMP we are very pleased to be hosting another RCMP Career Presentation! The Royal Canadian Mounted Police offers an exciting and challenging career for those interested in making a difference in their communities and their country. The RCMP is expecting to hire 4000 Police Officers over the next 3 years. Thursday, … Continue reading

Welcome Centre Success!

Srinivas is an Engineering Professional with 7 yrs of international experience in the power industry. He arrived in Canada in June 2019. Srinivas learned of the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services through a flyer that he received at the Service Canada counter in the airport immigration zone. He attended the Job Search Workshop modules at the … Continue reading

Shifting Service Delivery

Recently the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre held its 36th Annual General Meeting in Oshawa with Guest Speaker Angela Hoyt. The topic of discussion was “Navigating the Shifting Sands in Employment Services.” The transformation of employment service delivery is on the horizon in Ontario with three Employment Ontario prototypes rolling out within the next year. … Continue reading

Inclusive Workplace Tools

Achieving an inclusive workplace calls for a strategic, informed approach. The TRIEC learning web portal has helpful modules and pratical tools to help employers put a plan in place to build an inclusive workplace. Sign up for free! Visit http://www.trieclearning.ca.   Read Employment E-News – August 2019 – Spending on Skills Training Image provided by … Continue reading

Road to Inclusivity

In 2017 the Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) worked with the community to carry forward the important work undertaken by Durham Region Employment Network (DREN) in the Community Roadmap to address the employment issues related to persons with disabilities in Durham Region. Recently, the DWA released a series of videos entitled “The Road to Inclusivity”. Episode … Continue reading

Bill 47 – Repeal Bill 148

On November 21, 2018, Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (Bill 47) passed. Bill 47 repeals or rewrites parts of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148) introduced by the previous Ontario Liberal government. Bill 47 will be in effect on January 1, 2019. Due to Bill 47, the minimum wage will remain … Continue reading

Ajax BizFest 2018

The Town of Ajax recently held its 3rd annual Ajax BizFest during “Do It in Durham” week – part of a series of events to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. At Ajax BizFest, the Town of Ajax brings together community, government and financial organizations that provide invaluable support services to citizens and businesses in the Durham … Continue reading