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New Data Security Rules

Strict new data security requirements came into effect on November 1, 2018 for any organization that collects, uses and discloses personal information in Canada. Organizations subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) must now follow mandatory privacy breach record-keeping, reporting and notification rules. Consequences for non-compliance are significant. Learn more about … 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

Job Development Increase!

We have increased our Job Development team by 100%! The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre has increased its job development team from four to eight dedicated staff. Four job developers will be reaching out to employers to find employment for youth; one is dedicated to finding opportunities for people new to Canada, where language is … 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

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

Championing Diversity

Businesses who champion diversity and inclusion tend to outperform the rest. When businesses bring together individuals with a range of experiences, skill sets, and mindsets, new perspectives, strategies and solutions emerge. In a recent Globe and Mail article, Frank Vettese – managing partner, chief executive and chief inclusion officer for Deloitte Canada – reports that … 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

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

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