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Seasonal Work

Need a little extra cash over the holidays? Consider getting some seasonal work. Whether it be outdoors at a local ski resort or in the midst of the bustle of a local mall, there are opportunities out there to suit your interests. Plenty of businesses need support over the season. Use your favourite job search … Continue reading

Newcomer Volunteer Fair

The first Newcomer Volunteer Fair was a great success! Speakers and local community organizations provided insights into Canadian workplace culture, the benefits of volunteering when job searching and settling in a new community. Visitors explored volunteer opportunities in the fields of Arts & Culture, Social Services, Administrative, Fitness & Leisure, Education and Hospitality. View the … Continue reading

Laid Off? Need Training?

If you have been laid off and are thinking of going back to school in January, Second Career could be for you! Attend an orientation session to learn if you qualify and… Explore careers that are right for your experience and skill set Gain assistance in career guidance Obtain support in the exploration and application … 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

Effects of Minimum Wage Hike

According to a recent Huffington Post article, Ontario’s Minimum wage hike didn’t kill jobs in Ontario. While some experts argue that minimum wage hikes do not negatively impact strong economies, others are not in agreement. When the minimum wage in Ontario was raised to $14/hr many experts believed it would harm job creation in the … Continue reading

Newcomer Recruiter Event

Newcomers, join us for a special recruitment event at the Pickering Welcome Centre. Representatives in the fields of Human Resources, Engineering, Hospitality, Federal Employment and various other sectors will be on-site to share key job search tips. Understand what employers are looking for and how to target your résumé. Get one-on-one interview feedback from sector … Continue reading

Newcomers, Ontario Works Helps

Newcomers, learn how Ontario Works can help you! Ontario Works (OW) staff will be at the Pickering Welcome Centre to present an overview of the Ontario Works program, including: – How to apply for Ontario Works – Financial benefits – Employment services – Employment programs – Community referrals – Answers to your questions – Helpful, … 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

Youth? Unemployed?

Unemployed Youth? We can get you working. Connect with a group of peers in a safe, supportive and inclusive environment. Gain mentorship, support, education, skills and employment. There are several Employment Ontario programs available through the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre designed to assist youth in obtaining employment. Find out which youth program is right … Continue reading

We Employ 40+ People

Not only is the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre a service provider, we are also an employer of >40 full time staff. Recently, we advertised four vacancies and we were overwhelmed with the response we received to our ad; over 550 résumés were received.  This afforded us not only the opportunity to review résumés to determine … Continue reading

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