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Demonstrate One Thing During Interviews

The economy that we once knew has shifted. Interviewing has changed too. In this labour market, It comes as no surprise that employers are looking for candidates with specific attributes. Specifically, employers are interested in hiring candidates that can demonstrate RELEVANCE. Responding to interview questions is not about getting it right or wrong but rather … Continue reading

The Gig Economy

The Traditional Economy is comprised of full-time workers who develop a career, enjoy benefits and generally stay in the same position for a lifetime. The Gig Economy has replaced the traditional model – comprised of flexible, temporary work, employers are leaning toward the hiring of freelancers and independent contractors rather than full-time employees. The Canadian … Continue reading

We Are Hiring In Oshawa!

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s OSHAWA location is hiring three summer students! The following positions are available for 30 hours/week: Resource Coordinator Job Development Client Data Base Coordinator Youth Resource Coordinator To learn about the requirements and skills needed for these positions and how to apply, click here.   Read Employment E-News – May … Continue reading

Unemployment Rate Drop

Canada’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than two years to 6.6 %. In February 2017, 15,300 jobs were added to the national labour market – the gains are much greater than analyst expectations. Although surges in part-time work have been the trend in Canada, February’s employment survey indicated that most of … Continue reading

Talking Recruitment with Newcomers

The Pickering Welcome Centre hosted a successful Meet the Recruiter event for Newcomers. Representatives from the fields of Project Management, Small Business, Banking and Trades were on-site to share advice and job search tips to participants. The newcomers who attended the event were Internationally Trained Professionals with varying backgrounds. Each of the panelists were asked … Continue reading

Disability and Employment

Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will make employment a key focus in her efforts to craft new laws in Canada. In order to address Canada’s long history of a low employment rate among the disabled population, the minister states that it is crucial to remove barriers to accessibility in the workplace. … Continue reading

Diversity and Global Talent

Embracing diversity and inclusion in Canada may help attract the global talent that is required to remain competitive on an international scale. Business leaders in Canada often describe the pursuit to recruit highly skilled professionals as a “war for talent.” Businesses in Canada have faced challenges in attracting the talent that they need because of … Continue reading

Unemployed Youth?

Youth can gain mentorship, support, education, skills and guaranteed job opportunities by participating in free youth employment programs. A participant of Youth Job Connection stated that the program “helped form a routine and to get used to starting a work day.” Other participants have expressed gratitude for the opportunity to connect to a source of … Continue reading

Re-Thinking Automation

As automation continues to eliminate jobs in Canada, it is time to rethink skills training. Dominic Barton is the head of the government’s economic growth advisory council. At a conference with university students, administrators and educators he indicated that 40% of Canada’s existing jobs will disappear due to automation. By making some employment positions irrelevant, … Continue reading

Laid-Off and Unemployed?

Second Career could help you get back in the workforce. Get skills-training and financial support when you qualify for Second Career. Apply for up to $28,000 for costs (e.g. tuition, books, manuals, workbooks, transportation, basic living allowance and child care). Both Pickering and Oshawa locations hold a monthly Second Career Orientation workshop. View the calendar … Continue reading