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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

It Pays to Hire Youth!

The New Employing Young Talent Incentive (EYTI) helps small to medium size businesses (SMEs) hire and retain youth! SMEs may be eligible for the following: $1,000-$2,000 hiring and retaining a young person (15 to 29 years old) Financial incentives for hiring a high school student (15 to 18 years old) through the Youth Job Connection … Continue reading

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

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