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Oshawa Chamber – 90 Years!

Last month, the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 90th birthday! DRUHC’s Executive Director, Maralyn Tassone is pictured with Oshawa Mayor John Henry, Regional Counsellor Bob Chapman and City Counsellor Rick Kerr As members of the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, DRUHC stands behind the Chamber’s mission to support and promote the economic prosperity of their … Continue reading

Employer Incentive to Hire Youth

Employers that hire youth between January 1st and March 31st using E.O. services can receive a $1,000 retention incentive at 3-months and an additional $1,000 at 6-months. Thanks to the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD), the program is available through the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre. We are accepting referrals for this … Continue reading

Free Youth Employment Programs

There are several Employment Ontario programs available to assist youth in obtaining employment. Through Youth Job Connection and Youth Job Connection-Summer; youth will: Get paid while learning employment techniques that work. Connect with a group of peers in a safe and inclusive environment. Gain mentorship, support, education, skills and employment. Connect with us for more … Continue reading

Hire and Retain

In January, the Regional Municipality of Durham hosted an event for local business – Durham Landscape: Hire and Retain. DRUHC Executive Director, Maralyn Tassone & Pickering Welcome Centre Manager, Pam DeWilde presented at Durham Landscape: Hire and Retain The Durham Region event was held in partnership with the Oshawa and Whitby Chambers of Commerce and … Continue reading

Employing Young Talent

Over the next three years the government is investing more than $500M in new initiatives to promote economic growth and lower costs for small businesses. Through the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD) a new program effective January 1st, 2018 will assist employers who hire a youth (15–29) to work on average 20 … Continue reading

upNext Durham

upNext Durham is an exciting three week Digital Skills Development Program that offers young adults in Durham Region the opportunity to get real world experience among many other skills. The aim of upNext Durham is to help improve participants’ chances of getting a job or starting their own business. DRUHC’s Marketing/Outreach Specialist, Elsii Faria (pictured speaking 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

Ontario’s Economy Boom

Ontario is expected to lead economic growth in Canada according to Canada’s big banks.           Statistics Canada recently announced that Ontario’s unemployment rate is at 5.8% – the lowest it has been in 16 years. Ontario has added almost 100,000 full-time jobs in 2017 and part-time jobs have decreased by 10,200. … Continue reading

Pulse Production in Canada

India’s rising incomes, increased popluation and a growing desire to eat plant based protein is driving the demand for pulses, including lentils and peas. The Prairies’ dry, fast draining soil and short growing season is perfect for growing pulses. Canadian pulse farmers, primarily in Saskatchewan, are enjoying premium prices in world markets. The demand has … Continue reading

Go Train Extension = Jobs

Four new GO Train stations have the potential to create 21,000 jobs according to a recent economic impact analysis. The analysis shows that an extension of four new GO stations through Oshawa to Bowmanville would unlock both re-development and development opportunities. According to the economic impact analysis: “The project has the potential to generate $1.1 … Continue reading