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Youth Employment Support

Are you a young person who is unemployed or underemployed? Do you know someone who is? Take advantage of programs that pay youth to learn employment techniques that work! One of the many positive testimonials from a participant of the Youth Job Connection program: “This program gives me a reason to get out of bed … Continue reading

Soft Skills for Success

A recent Child Trends Report, Key Soft Skills that Foster Youth Workforce Success examines workplace outcomes and the connection to soft/human skills. Strong evidence indicates that the following five skills increase workforce success among youth ages 15 to 29. 1. Social Skills 2. Communication Skills 3. Higher-order Thinking 4. Self-control 5. Positive Self-concept Visit ChildTrends.com … Continue reading

upNext Durham

upNext Durham is an exciting three week Digital Skills Development Program that offers young adults in Durham Region the opportunity to get real world experience among many other skills. The aim of upNext Durham is to help improve participants’ chances of getting a job or starting their own business. DRUHC’s Marketing/Outreach Specialist, Elsii Faria (pictured speaking in … Continue reading

Second Career

The Second Career Program, offered at the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre, helps individuals who have been laid-off to re-train in order to improve employment opportunities. The Second Career Program can assist in the following areas: Explore Careers that are Right for Your Experience and Skill Set Career Guidance Assistance in the Exploration and Application … Continue reading

Wage Increases

Ontario Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour. The new increase, which will be implemented in phases, is intended to help 8.9% Ontario’s employees. At $15, a full-time, 40-hour-week job would pay $600/week or $31,200/year, compared to $23,712 at the current minimum wage of $11.40. Over the past three years, Ontario’s economy has outperformed all … 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

Meet the Recruiter

The new one-on-one component at the Pickering Welcome Centre’s “Meet the Recruiter” event was a big success! Attendees participated in a“Warm Networking and Calling Card” workshop and spent five minutes with each of the six mentors discussing a particular topic. Mentors offered on the spot résumé critiques, social media tips and interview scenarios. Take a … 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

Best Job Prospects

If you live in Ontario and you are you looking for a career with strong employment prospects, you may want to consider the field of nursing. An analytical report released by Emsi identified the top job trends in the province. At the top of the expected job gains are positions in the field of health. … Continue reading

Fast Growing Tech Sector

Toronto is the fastest growing North American talent tech market according to a new report released by a commercial real estate and investment firm in Los Angeles – CBRE. The ability to attract and grow talent tech talent was ranked amongst fifty US and Canadian city markets. This year, Toronto moved to 6th place from … Continue reading