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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

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

DRUHC Job Portal

Job Seekers and Employers will benefit from the use of a special feature on the new Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre website – the DRUHC Job Portal. Employers will be able to create a profile and post available positions at no cost. Once the posting is authorized by DRUHC personnel, the position is live on … Continue reading

Durham Business Count

Every year, the Regional Municipality of Durham, Planning and Economic Development Department and its municipal partners conduct a Business Count in Durham. Business establishments in the Durham Region were visited by the Business Count Team between May – Sept 2016. Basic data was gathered to determine analytics including top sectors in the region, how many … Continue reading

DREN’s Disability Summit

Durham Region Employment Network (DREN) brought together over 100 community members to co-create a Community Roadmap to Employment for Youth with Barriers to Employment. Durham Region employment service providers, community agencies, educators, employers, persons with disabilities, municipalities, funding organizations, parents and politicians all contributed to the creation of the Roadmap. The Durham Region Unemployed Help … Continue reading

Small Business Success

Approximately 40% of businesses in Canada have fewer than 100 employees. It is commonly recognized that small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy. A Globe & Mail article highlights the findings of the Scotiabank Global Economics Special Report on Small Business. The report indicates that small businesses have helped with the labour market … Continue reading

50 Editions of E-News!

This month marks the 50th edition of Employment E-News – an on-line publication designed to help support Job Seekers in the Durham Region. Since we started Employment E-News, our subscriber list has grown to almost 5000 people. We are committed to offering up-to-date information on: Job Postings, Workshops, News & Events, Job Search Tips, Networking … Continue reading

Four Growing Sectors

An economic report, recently released by Scotia Bank, identifies the sectors that are leading job growth in Canada. The report indicates that Canada’s economy has been sluggish since the recession, experiencing only a 1.1% annual growth since 2009. Small businesses (less than 100 employees) have prevented further economic decline for Canada. Between 2010-2015, small businesses have … Continue reading

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre Received $197,900 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant for The Mentoring Partnership Program On Friday, September 30th, local MPP Lorne Coe stopped by the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s (DRUHC) 33rd AGM. One of the highlights of the meeting was officially announcing how a three-year, $197,900 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium … Continue reading

The Need For Newcomers

The demographic change in Canada’s aging population threatens to limit economic growth in Canada. Underutilized workers including persons with disabilities, women, youth, and older workers are all potential solutions to the looming demographic crisis. Another factor affecting the labour market is the shift into the Knowledge Economy. Most positions are now expected to require some … Continue reading