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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

What Employers Need

What Employers Need: Skills for Tomorrow To effectively shape the future of the local economy and better understand the workforce skills needs of employers in the Durham Region, feedback from Durham Region employers is essential and invaluable. All businesses are encouraged to take a short 10-15 minute survey that is being conducted on behalf of … Continue reading

Farm Boy – Open in Pickering

Earlier this year, the rapidly expanding Farm Boy™ chain announced that Pickering would be home to the newest destination for Farm Boy, proudly dedicated to providing a unique and friendly fresh food shopping experience. Farm Boy has opened a location in the west wing of Pickering Town Centre. It is a 25,000 sq. ft. facility … Continue reading

Labour Market Forecast

“There is a looming demographic and labour market crises which has the potential to shake the very foundations of our society.”1 As ‘baby boomers’ move into retirement, we will continue to experience a growing labour shortage. The Conference Board of Canada states there is a ratio of 4:1 workers to retirees today, by 2035 the … Continue reading

Employment Ontario

The Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD) has set targets and clear expectations that Employment Ontario service providers work to meet the hiring needs of employers while increasing the quality of living for marginalized workers and increasing opportunities for all. MAESD has allocated funds for intense pre-employment support to youth to remove or … Continue reading